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      Governor Nikki Haley declares state of emergency for SC

      Governor Nikki Haley has declared a state of emergency due to the winter weather that is expected to impact the state beginning Tuesday afternoon.

      The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and members of the State Emergency Response Team have activated the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) at Operation Condition 3 (OpCon 3). The SEOC will remain activated for the duration of this event.

      OpCon 3 is the state's prepared level when a disaster or emergency situation is likely.

      The South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan and the appropriate specific impact hazard emergency plan is activated.

      Governor Nikki Haley has ordered all state government offices to follow county government closing decisions; meaning if a county administration decides to close for the day, state offices in that county will automatically follow the same schedule. SCEMD is urging everyone to take proper safety measures to handle frozen precipitation, hazardous road conditions and extremely cold temperatures.