Anderson government offices close or delay opening Tuesday after Sunday winter storm

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After Sunday's record snowfall, schools and government offices across the Upstate delayed openings or were closed Tuesday.

The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport forecast office broke the daily snowfall record with 6.5 inches of snow Sunday. The previous record was 5.7", which was set back in 1965, according to National Weather Service.

Anderson County government offices are closed Tuesday. County council will still meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday but at the Civic Center instead of the historic courthouse.

City of Anderson services delayed Tuesday:

  • City Hall opens at 10:30 a.m.

  • Electric City Transit is delayed until 11 a.m.

Schools: All five Anderson school districts switched to virtual learning Tuesday

Some roads continued to have black ice on Tuesday. Temperatures have dropped below freezing in most locations in the Upstate and any snow or sleet on the ground may have changed into ice.

“Abundant sunshine in most areas allowed roads to warm and driving conditions improved for a time Monday afternoon. However, in most areas where snow is on the ground, roads remained wet from snowmelt," the National Weather Service said in a special weather statement. "With temperatures ranging from the teens to mid 20s across the area this morning, black ice and frozen slush have likely formed on many roads. Slick and hazardous roads can be expected through at least the morning hours, when sunshine and temperatures warming above freezing should again allow the ice to thaw."

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Sarah Sheridan is the community reporter in Anderson. She'd appreciate your help telling important stories; reach her at ssheridan@gannett.com or on twitter @saralinasher.

This article originally appeared on Anderson Independent Mail: Closures and delays in Anderson government after snow storm

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