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Posted on: January 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City of Charleston PM Winter Weather Update for Jan. 5, 2018

At 4:30 p.m. today, city of Charleston Emergency Management resumed normal operations and the Emergency Operations Center closed.

Citizens and visitors are strongly advised to avoid unnecessary travel through the weekend. As long as snow and ice remain on the roads, driving conditions continue to be hazardous. Those who must drive should exercise extreme caution, leave extra room between vehicles and drive very slowly.

Beginning at noon on Saturday, January 6, the following recreation facilities will be open for use by the public, without scheduled programing: Arthur Christopher Community Center, Bees Landing Recreation Center, Charleston Tennis Center, James Island Recreation Complex, Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool, Maybank Tennis Center, Shaw Community Center and the W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center. However, all city recreation youth basketball games and gymnastics classes on Saturday are canceled.

Other city facilities that will resume normal operating hours beginning at noon on Saturday are the Angel Oak Park, Charleston Gaillard Center, Dock Street Theater, Market Head Hall, Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Old Slave Mart Museum, and the Visitor Center.

All of the city facilities listed above have been treated; however, citizens are encouraged to use caution as patches of ice may form overnight.

Residential garbage and trash pickup is expected to resume on its regular schedule on Monday.

Commercial garbage pickup in the central business district will resume Saturday, January 6.

City offices will reopen on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Horse carriage tour operations continue to be suspended until conditions are reassessed on Monday.

Should any roads or bridges close for any reason, the up-to-date list of city road closures is always available at

The city’s citizen information line remains in service for non-emergency, weather-related questions at 843-973-7219.

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