South Carolina Roads Deserted As Storm Hits


by Kirk Hawkins

Indian Land, S.C. -- Business started slow today at Marco's pizza restaurant in Indian Land, but quickly picked up as Wednesday afternoon turned to night.

"We're prepared and ready to go," said Marco's Pizza Restaurant General Manager Rafael Vargas.

The pizza restaurant was the only business open in this shopping center after 6pm. A trend that played out all across the city.

"It's not too common. It is what it is," said Ballantyne resident Nancy Coppiano. Coppiano picked up pizza for her son's birthday party, a gathering reduced to just immediate family after the arrival of the storm.

"It's bad. I'm driving slow," said Ballantyne resident Ludovico Coppicino about the road conditions. He was behind the wheel with his family. One of the few cars braving the snow on the Lancaster Highway.

"It's pretty bad outside, it's not safe for anyone to drive. But when you're driving down the road and you're the only one on the road, it's pretty safe," said Ballantyne Resident Michael Ausberry.

South Carolina Highway Patrol says it responded to more than 2,000 calls for service, 731 crashes, 446 trees in the road, and 117 abandoned cars.


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