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Drivers urged to stay home amid frozen road conditions

A snow covered Spartanburg highway. (Feb. 13, 2014/FOX Carolina) A snow covered Spartanburg highway. (Feb. 13, 2014/FOX Carolina)
A snow covered Spartanburg highway. (Feb. 13, 2014/FOX Carolina) A snow covered Spartanburg highway. (Feb. 13, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

While the snow is gone and starting to melt, roads will remain a concern into Friday.

Road crews continue to treat South Carolina roads with salt, brine and sand, but with several inches of snow mixed in with some freezing rain and below-freezing temperatures, the roads remain a hazard.

People who do not need to be out on the roads are urged to stay home and enjoy their winter wonderlands while crews continue to treat many highways and major roadways.

More secondary and tertiary roads remain impassible to drivers without four-wheel drive as the snow and sleet piled up in the past 24 hours.

In Greenville, FOX Carolina's Ashley Daley reported seeing a few inches of snow along Haywood Road in some areas early Thursday morning. In Anderson County, FOX Carolina photo journalist Robb Baker said much of the snow and slush had frozen, making for slick and icy conditions.

As the temperatures rise and sun comes out, some snow will start to melt, but forecasters said temperatures will drop again Thursday night, so many areas will freeze, causing black ice concerns.

Since the start of road preparations earlier in the week, SCDOT has used more than 11,600 tons of salt, 4,200 tons of sand, 58,100 gallons of calcium chloride and more than 1,147,000 gallons of salt brine on state roads.

Many Upstate roads are reported as partially or significantly covered by snow and ice, according to the SCDOT. Check county-by-county road condition updates online here.

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