By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 3, 2018 - Update 9:49 AM) - As bitter cold creeps into the Lowcountry, the Town of Mount Pleasant Emergency Operations Center reminds motorists to stay home and avoid the impacts of Winter Storm Grayson.
"Emergency responders urge the public to stay off the roads if at all possible. Now is the time to practice extreme caution. Do not risk traveling on roads as conditions are already dangerous are expected to continue to deteriorate throughout the day," said Emergency Manager Amanda Knight.
Throughout the winter, especially during adverse conditions, motorists should practice basic winter driving skills and build extra time into their schedules.
If you must travel:
- Always wear a seat belt.
- Slow down. Slower speeds, slower acceleration, slower steering and slower braking all are required in winter driving conditions.
- Drop it and drive. Put down the handheld devices.
- Avoid using cruise control in snow and ice.
- Watch out for black ice on roads that appear clear but can be treacherous.
- Be especially careful approaching intersections, ramps, bridges and shady areas. All are prone to icing.
- Carry a cell phone and a car charger in case of emergency.
For more weather-related information, check out the MPPD Twitter feed, Facebook, and municipal website at www.tompsc.com.