SCHP Trooper gives tips with possible winter weather upcoming

Highway Patrol Mater Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway talks possible weather related driving hazards
Highway Patrol gives tips on winter weather driving
Photo credit SCHP

There is potential winter weather in the forecast for the Upstate this weekend. Master Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway of the South Carolina Highway Patrol is no stranger to these situations. He's been working the roads of the palmetto state for over a decade and has been on the job, in the middle of winter weather several times. In the audio interview below, Trooper Ridgeway gives tips to Upstate drivers and says that with the weather the response time for the Highway Patrol maybe slower than usual. Below are his comments and further below are pictures from the SCDOT as they prepare for the potential winter weather.

Salt truck
SCDOT getting salt truck ready for possible winter weather Photo credit SCDOT
Brine truck being loaded
SCDOT worker at Pickens County location loads brine into truck Photo credit SCDOT
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