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      SC returning to normal operations

      <font size="2">South Carolina is no longer under a state of emergency.</font>

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- South Carolina is no longer under a state of emergency.

      Governor Nikki Haley lifted the State of Emergency Executive Order at noon, recognizing that the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center and county emergency management offices are now running normal, daily operations.

      The S.C. Emergency Management Division and the agencies of the State Emergency Response Team have scaled back operations relating to the severe winter storm that began Tuesday, January 28.

      SCEMD is urging everyone to be cautious of frozen precipitation still on the ground in many places, particularly on secondary roads and low-lying or shade covered areas.

      A SCEMD spokesperson says The South Carolina Department of Transportation has had more than 2,000 maintenance employees involved in road clearing operations, spreading 13,577 tons of salt, 4,318 tons of sand, 104,765 gallons of calcium chloride, and 754,412 gallons of salt brine on state roads.

      The South Carolina Department of Transportation has had more than 2,000 maintenance employees involved in road clearing operations, spreading 13,577 tons of salt, 4,318 tons of sand, 104,765 gallons of calcium chloride, and 754,412 gallons of salt brine on state roads.

      The S.C. Office of Regulatory Staff reports all power utilities are resuming normal operations and The National Weather Service currently predicts temperature highs near 70 degrees for the weekend, with a 30% chance of rain.