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City of Charleston Offices to Close Early Friday Due to Winter Weather Forecast

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Due to inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, city of Charleston offices will close at 2 pm on Friday, January 21, 2022.

According to the National Weather Service Charleston, Friday’s forecast calls for rain developing into periods of freezing rain as temperatures drop late in the day, which could result in icy roadways.

City of Charleston Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff said, “Citizens should avoid driving during icy conditions. If you must drive, use extreme caution, drive slowly and be aware of the potential for black ice to form on the roadways. Extra care should be taken on bridges and over passes, as they’re likely to freeze before the roads.”

City Public Service Department crews have equipment ready to salt icy roads, as needed.

All city parks and recreation facilities, as well as scheduled programs, will close at 2 p.m. tomorrow and are expected to reopen at 12 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022, if conditions allow.

The workshop on the city’s new composting program scheduled for Saturday, January 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Frothy Beard’s outdoor patio has been cancelled.

Garbage and trash crews will run their routes as long as conditions allow. If they are unable to finish due to unsafe weather conditions, they will resume collection first thing Monday morning.

The following Warming Centers will be open Friday, January 21, 2022:

Aldersgate UMC Warming Shelter is located at 1444 Remount Road in North Charleston. Admission hours are from 7 to 9 p.m., and the center will close at 7 a.m. the next morning. Both dinner and breakfast will be served. The shelter has a capacity of 75 and is open to men, women and children (no pets). Due to current COVID-19 safety precautions, individuals feeling sick or exhibiting flu-like symptoms may not be admitted. Any site-specific questions can be directed to the Aldersgate office at (843) 744-0283.

Seacoast West Ashley Warming Center is located at 2049 Savannah Highway in West Ashley. The entrance to the warming center is through the back of the building. Admission hours are from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and the center will close at 7 a.m. the next morning. Dinner and a to-go breakfast/lunch will be served. The shelter has a capacity of 35 and will take in men, women and children (no pets). Due to current COVID-19 safety precautions, individuals feeling sick or exhibiting flu-like symptoms may not be admitted. Any site specific questions can be directed to the Seacoast office at: (843) 375-1085.

Hibben UMC Warming Shelter is located at 690 Coleman Blvd in Mt. Pleasant. Admission hours are from 7 to 9 p.m., and the center will close at 7 a.m. the next morning. A dinner and a to-go breakfast/lunch will be served. The shelter has a capacity of 20 and will take in men, women and children (no pets). Due to current COVID-19 safety precautions, individuals feeling sick or exhibiting flu-like symptoms may not be admitted. Any site specific questions can be directed to the Hibben office at: (843) 884-9761.

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