Wednesday, January 3, 2018

City emergency officials move to OPCON Level 4 due to weather

Level 4 signals the "possibility of an emergency or disaster situation"

Posted by Adam Manno on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 10:33 AM

The City of Charleston Emergency Operation Center opened at OPCON 4 early this morning as employees begin preparing the public for the harsh weather conditions.

OPCON Level 4 signals the "possibility of an emergency or disaster situation that may require a partial or full activation of the Charleston County Emergency Operations Center," according to the Charleston County website. Level 1, the highest possible designation, indicates a "disaster or emergency situation in effect."

Isle of Palms moved to OPCON 4 on Tuesday.

Public service employees in Charleston have begun salting key roads. The city is also keeping an eye on electrical services.

"As wintery weather, including ice and snow, continues to move through the region, area residents are encouraged to remain up to date on the latest weather forecasts and are urged to avoid all unnecessary travel," according to a statement from the city.

Citizens can call 843-973-7219 for all non-emergency winter-related questions.

Click here for a look at all city road closures in effect as of right now. An updated list of other closures compiled by CP is available here.




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