COLUMBIA — Will Muschamp made history on Saturday.He became the first Columbian ever to ask for more heat.“I don’t know what kind of weather dance we’ve been doing, but we didn’t get the heat we need,” South Carolina’s third-year coach said after Saturday’s scrimmage, the third of preseason camp. “That is a huge concern of mine.”Saturday was cloudy and cool for a Columbia August, the temperature barely brushing 90 degrees. Muschamp wants a couple of days that the “Famously Hot” city is known for, so he can judge his players and how they handle it.With a noon kickoff against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 1, and a 3:30 p.m. kick against Georgia the next week, it’s going to be steamy in the capital city. Seeing how players handle the last minutes of a practice in stifling conditions would be ideal now, but the weather isn’t cooperating.USC ran 170 snaps in the closed session, and Muschamp said the energy, … [Read more...] about Muschamp wanting more from South Carolina … weather?
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in the South (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The snow has moved out of South Carolina but officials say driving conditions are still dangerous. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Thursday for 28 counties in the central and northwestern parts of the state. Forecasters say black ice is a danger for drivers until late morning or midday. A number of schools and local government offices were opening late Thursday. Duke Energy reported about 1,900 customers without service Thursday morning. The biggest problems were in Spartanburg County. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. had about 130 customers without service, almost all of them were in Dorchester County. The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina reported about 2,500 customers without service. Most were in Chester and Fairfield counties. South Carolina lawmakers called off their meetings Wednesday and Thursday. ——— 8:25 … [Read more...] about The Latest: Roads still dangerous in South Carolina
The South Carolina Department of Transportation is warning all drivers to be aware of black ice while traveling on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Motorists should use extreme caution, the SCDOT warned. Black ice is difficult to see and makes roads very slippery, especially bridges and overpasses. With temperatures dropping below freezing, ice can form on roads. Black ice forms when snow or light rain falls on frozen concrete, freezing quickly to form a layer of ice that is almost invisible against the backdrop of blacktop roads. Because black ice is so difficult to spot, here are five tips from the National Safety Council, according to accuweather.com, on what to do should you hit a patch of it. Keep at least a 5-second following distance from the vehicle in front of you, because it takes twice as long to stop on black ice. Never hit the breaks on ice to avoid skidding. Instead, hold your steering wheel steady. Be vigilant in the early morning, when air temperature rises faster … [Read more...] about What to do if you hit black ice while driving in South Carolina
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local) 12:55 p.m. Transportation employees in South Carolina are working to keep highways passable as snow moves into the central and western parts of the state. The South Carolina Department of Transportation said late Wednesday morning that crews pretreated bridges and interstate highways and are working to keep vehicles rolling safety. The agency said about 1,400 employees are involved in the effort. Workers have put down nearly 480,000 gallons (1.8 million liters) of salt brine. Workers have also distributed nearly 6,200 gallons (23,400 liters) of chemicals and 1,800 gallons (6,800 liters) of salt. Other crews have distributed more than 240 tons (218 metric tons) of sand. As much as 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow is possible across South Carolina, with the highest snowfalls expected around Rock Hill. The weather prompted Gov. Henry McMaster to postpone his State of the State address … [Read more...] about The Latest: Crews work to clear South Carolina highways