Freezing rain continues in Berkeley County; Cooper River Bridge closes
The National Weather Service has issued a severe winter weather alert for most of the state Wednesday; in the Lowcountry, a 100 percent chance of rain will continue throughout the day as temperatures hover around the freezing mark.
A high of around 37 degrees is forecast today with winds up to 15 mph. Ice accumulation is possible, and extreme caution is urged.
The Ravenel Bridge in Charleston has been closed because of ice; the conditions of other bridges in the area will continue to be monitored throughout the day.
A host of closings are in effect Wednesday, including Berkeley and Dorchester County Schools and government offices; plans for Thursday are expected to be announced today.
The NWS ice warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday.