SC winter storm: Motorists stranded in Greenville. Road conditions across SC deteriorating

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Dozens of motorists around Greenville were temporarily stranded in the winter storm Sunday morning, and more than 20 cars spun out on the Church Street bridge downtown, the city reported in a post from its official account on Twitter.

Road conditions across the Upstate deteriorated Sunday as sleet fell on top of accumulated snow in areas from Clemson to Gaffney.

Authorities urged South Carolina residents to avoid travel if possible.

Mixed precipitation expected to fall through the afternoon stood to make roads throughout the region even more dangerous.

"They're pretty bad, to say the least," state Highway Patrol Trooper Mitchell Wright said before 10 a.m. Sunday. "Your best option if you have to travel is going to be the interstates... They're going to have been maintained a little bit."

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Secondary roads such as Pleasantburg Road and White Horse Road in Greenville were covered in several inches of snow at 10 a.m.

Although no major accidents had been reported by 1 p.m., Wright said there were calls of cars that have run off roads into ditches and unable to get out.

Wright said that there are state troopers assigned to every interstate mile marker from the state line to the North Carolina line.

Check back for more on this developing story.

Reach reporter Alexis Hamilton at ahamilton@greenvillenews.com or 864-404-7487 and on Twitter @producedbylex.

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: SC winter storm: Road conditions deteriorate in Greenville, Anderson

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