Winter Storm Watch


MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – In the best interest of public safety, a curfew will be in place for several areas.

Mayor Keith Summey declared a state of emergency by proclamation and has deemed it necessary to prohibit or regulate travel on any public street and/or public property, “except by those in search of medical assistance, food or other commodity or service necessary to sustain the well-being of themselves or their families or friends.”

Officials declared a curfew from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4 until 7:30 a.m. Thursday, January 5 for the entire county except for Summerville and North Charleston.

A curfew will be in place from 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 4 until 7 a.m., Friday, January 5. “Please do not travel unless it is absolutely necessary,” officials added.



Charleston County Winter Weather Update

Winter Safety:

⦁ Citizens are advised to NOT travel on the roadways until they are deemed safe by local officials.
⦁ Motorists should be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roadways, which tend to freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.

Please note these County closings and information:

⦁ All Charleston County Government offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4

⦁ The County Council meeting of Thursday, January 4 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future time.

⦁ All Charleston County Public Library branches will be closed Thursday, January 4.
⦁ All library programs are cancelled, and meeting rooms will be closed for any meetings booked by community groups.
⦁ Book drops will be unavailable while branches are closed, and patrons should not leave items outside the book drop.
⦁ Any unsecured items left will be the responsibility of the patron. Overdue fines will be waived while branches and book drops are closed.

⦁ DAODAS Charleston Center information:
⦁ Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) will resume services Friday.
⦁ The clinic will resume normal business hours on Friday.
⦁ All outpatient services, including Adolescent Services and ADSAP, are cancelled for Thursday, January 4.

⦁ Charleston County Court schedule:
⦁ Charleston County Judicial Center and Magistrate Courts will be closed January 4
⦁ A Bond Court session is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

⦁ Charleston County Recycling
⦁ Curbside recycling will not be collected Thursday, January 4.
⦁ Convenience centers and the Bees Ferry Landfill will be closed on Thursday, January 4.

⦁ Warming Shelters Open in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties
⦁ Thursday, January 4: Ridge Baptist Church of Summerville, located at 2168 Ridge Church Road
⦁ Friday, January 5: Ridge Baptist Church of Summerville, located at 2168 Ridge Church Road
⦁ Saturday, January 6: Ridge Baptist Church of Summerville, located at 2168 Ridge Church Road

Generator Safety/Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. Follow the directions supplied with the generator.

Carbon Monoxide:
⦁ Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.
⦁ Keep these devices outdoors, away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.
⦁ Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent CO buildup in the home. Although CO can’t be seen or smelled, it can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and death. Even if you cannot smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air RIGHT AWAY – DO NOT DELAY.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) –  Due to the weather the following locations will be closed and cancellations have been announced.


  • Academy At El-Shaddai: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Ashley River Baptist Child Development CenterClosed on Thursday, January 4
  • Ashley Hall: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Addlestone Hebrew Academy: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Berkeley County School District: Offices are Closed on Thursday, January 4. School will resume for teachers on Monday, January 8 and Tuesday, January 9 for students.
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Bishop England High School: Closed on Thursday, January 4.
  • College of Charleston: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • The Citadel: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Colleton County School District: schools and offices closed on Thursday, January 4.
  • Charles Webb Center: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Charleston County School District: Closed on Thursday, January 4 and Friday, January 5. Monday will be a teacher workday. Students will return to school Tuesday.
  • Charleston Southern University: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Charleston Cosmetology Institute: Closed on Thursday, January 4.
  • Colleton County School District: Closed on Friday, January 5.
  • Coastal Carolina University: Will operate on a delayed schedule beginning 11 a.m. on Friday, January 5.
  • Dorchester County School District 2: Closed on Friday, January 5. All extracurricular activities scheduled for Friday as well as extended day programs are also canceled.   Students and staff should report to school on Monday, January 8
  • Dorchester School District 4: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • ECPI University Charleston campus: Closed on Thursday, January 4. Classes will be delivered online.
  • First Baptist School of Charleston: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Georgetown County School District:  Closed on Friday, January 5 for all students and staff. The District will return to a regular schedule on Monday, January 8.
  • James Island Christian School: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Lowcountry Community Action Agency, Inc, Main office and Head Start Centers: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Little People Big World Academy of Ladson: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • MUSC University campus and outpatient clinics: Closed on Thursday, January 4. Hospitals will remain open.
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Palmetto Christian Academy: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Pinewood Preparatory School: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Stepping Stone: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Sea Island Comprehensive Daycare and Care at Home Program: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • University School of the Lowcountry: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Williamsburg County School District: Closed on Friday, January 5. Schools and district offices will resume on Monday, January 8 on a 2-hour delay.
  • Williamsburg Technical College: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • William-Randolph Christian Preparatory School: Closed on Friday, January 5


  • Aging Gracefully, Senior Care Services: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Ashley River Baptist Church: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Boone Hall Plantation: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Boeing South Carolina: Operations suspended for second and third shifts for Thursday. Site operations will resume with a late start of first shift at 9 a.m. Friday. Second and third shift should report at their regular times.
  • Bosch: Closed on Thursday, January 4; will reopen at 10 am on Fri Jan 5.
  • CARTA: Suspending operations effective immediately
  • Carolina Center for Occupational Health: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Charleston County Government: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Charleston Gastroenterology Specialists: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Charleston Endoscopy Center: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Children’s Museum: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Charleston Allergy & Asthma: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Charleston Hematology Oncology: Open at noon January 4
  • Charleston Cornea & Refractive Surgery, p.a. : Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Charleston Periodontics and Implant Dentistry: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Charleston Water System: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • City of Goose Creek offices: Closed on Thursday, January 4r. The Goose Creek Community Center and Crowfield Golf Club will also be closed.
  • Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston: both locations, 2180 Henry Tecklenburg Drive and 1364 Ashley River Road: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • East Cooper Community Outreach: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Family Health Centers site locations including Orangeburg, Denmark, Holly Hill, Neeses, St. George, St. Matthews, and Vance: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Graceful Embrace, Developmental Day Program: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Georgetown County Government: Will operate on a delayed start on January 5 for non-essential personnel. County offices are scheduled to open at 10 a.m.
    County offices are scheduled to open at 10am.  James Island Christian School: Closed Thursday and Friday. Classes will resume Monday 1/8.
  • Lowcountry Regional EMS Council Courses (all sites): Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Meals on Wheels Summerville: Closed until Monday, January 8
  • North Charleston city offices: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center: downtown campus and VA’s clinics in Hinesville, Goose Creek, Beaufort, Savannah and Myrtle Beach, and the Trident Annex will be closed for patient appointments on Friday, January 5
  • Santee Cooper Credit Union: Closed on Thursday, January 4
  • Seacoast Church: First Wednesday services at Mount Pleasant and Summerville have been canceled.
  • Summerville Endoscopy Center: Closed on Friday, January 5
  • South Carolina Aquarium: Closed on Thursday, January 4

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — Roads and bridges are now closed across the Lowcountry.

    • Ashley River Bridge Northbound
    • Ashley Phosphate/I26
    • Berlin G Myers Parkway overpass between Gahagan Road & 3rd street
    • Bridge at Noissette Creek
    • Boone Hill Rd from Tupper Way to Orangeburg
    • Dawhoo Bridge
    • Ellis Creek Bridge (James Island)
    • Exit 29 Eastbound on 526
    • 52 Connector over 526
    • Folly Creek Bridge
    • Folly River Bridge
    • Hwy 61 (Ashley River Rd) from Plantation Oaks to Frontage Road
    • I-526/I-26 loop
    • Limehouse Bridge
    • Montague overpass from Morningside to Arco-Azelea/I26 overpass
    • North Bridge
    • North Rhett at Tanner Ford Blvd.
    • Railroad Viaduct by Montague & Dorchester
    • Stono River Bridge
    • US-17 Northbound – Ashley River Bridge
    • US-17 to I-526 on-ramp
    • US 17A / Boone Hill Rd. between Tea Farm Road and 5-Points.
    • US 17A / Boone Hill Rd. and Tupperway Drive.
    • Tailrace Canal Bridge
    • University/Hwy 78 Flyover
    • University & Shipley
    • Westmoreland Bridge