Greenville County Schools

December 16, 2010 by USA Post 

Greenville County Schools, A mixture of freezing rain and sleet forced some school districts Upstate to close or operate on delays and may have been responsible for more than 100 accidents on Thursday morning. South Carolina Highway Patrol website listed over 200 incidents – including accidents, assist motorists and road conditions freeze – in Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties alone. The worst accident was reported on Highway 101 near Highway 80 in Greer around 5:00 Troopers say two cars collided head and forced the road to be closed for four hours. We were told there were injured in the crash. The system of frost is also blamed for several injuries reported in emergency rooms in the region.

The Emergency Trauma Center on the campus of the Greenville Hospital System Memorial reported 10 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents and 19 others were injured by falls on slippery surfaces by 10:30

Hillcrest Hospital and Memorial Hospital Greer each reported seven injuries caused by accidents and falls, while two were reported to the emergency room at North Greenville. Greenville County schools closed Thursday as the districts in Spartanburg and Anderson counties operating on two hours late.

Storm Team 7 Meteorologist Dan Bickford said the wintry mix will turn into all rain as temperatures rise in the upstate and Thursday fade in the evening. Bi Lo Center reports Thursday’s Justin Bieber concert will take place as planned in Greenville. The doors must open their doors to 5:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m. It seems that common sense, but there are several things you should do with your car before the last winter storm hits.

Last December Western North Carolina has been hit with a massive snowfall that hundreds of drivers stranded on Highway 26 in Henderson and Buncombe counties. This storm will be worse in the freezing rain, but preparation is key to safety.

Harry Brady Brady Frame and harmonization of services in Sapartanburg said you should make sure that your tires are properly inflated. If not, he says, you can slide on the slippery roads easier. Brady also said to make sure your battery terminals are clean, you have washer fluid, wiper blades are good, and your heating work. Brady said he is also smart to keep some bottled water, blankets and even kitty litter in your vehicle. Kitty litter might help you get some much needed traction if you get stuck.

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