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Charleston Recovering From Winter Storm

Jan 05, 2018 12:36PM ● By Emily Stevenson

Charleston continues to move toward normalcy as conditions improve from the legacy of the unusual winter weather known as “Bomb Cyclone” 2018. Following is a roundup of the latest developments.

The city of Charleston issued this report this morning:

As of 9 a.m. conditions in the city remain largely unchanged.

At this time, no roads or bridges in the city are closed due to weather. However, snow and ice remain on the roads continuing the hazardous driving conditions. Citizens and visitors are strongly advised to avoid unnecessary travel. Those who must drive should exercise extreme caution, leave extra room between vehicles, and drive very slowly.

Should any roads or bridges be deemed unsafe and closed, the up-to-date list of city road closures is always available at

City offices are closed today except for emergency services and storm response. The city will assess conditions this afternoon to determine when offices will reopen. Garbage and trash pick-up is expected to resume on its regular schedule on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. All city recreation youth basketball games and gymnastics classes on Saturday, Jan. 6 are cancelled.

Charleston International Airport officials expect airlines will be able to resume flights in and out by late Friday afternoon but no later than Saturday morning. The airport advises that customers scheduled to fly on Friday and Saturday stay in touch with their air carrier for up-to-date information about flight status.

In addition:

  • Southwest Airlines has cancelled all of its Friday flights.
  • Delta Air Lines has cancelled its first five flights on Friday. A decision will be made later regarding the rest of its Friday schedule.
  • American Airlines has cancelled all flights Friday except for its late-night arrivals. The airline will make a decision about those arrivals on Friday.
  • Alaska Airlines has cancelled its Friday flight.
The Citadel's campus will remain closed on Friday, Jan. 5 due to the winter storm and icy road conditions. All campus activities for Saturday are cancelled. Only essential emergency support staff should report, as directed by supervisors.

Cadets remain on winter break until Sunday, Jan. 7.

The College of Charleston is closed today for the third consecutive day, with the spring semester scheduled to begin on Monday