Dangerous road conditions reported across the Grand Strand & Pee Dee as winter storm hits

An icy road in Garden City (WPDE)

Numerous crashes are being reported across the area as road conditions worsen from the sleet and snow hitting the area.

Everyone is being urged to stay off the roads unless they must travel.

Highway 52 is in very rough shape, according to numerous officials.

Florence County officials say it is "ice is over all 4 lanes of traffic."

Earlier the roadway was reportedly closed near Cheraw.

In Florence, police reported ice accumulations on bridges and closed the Martin Luther King overpass at Lucas and Church streets.

Electrical lines were down across Highway 17 between Hotel Drive and Martin Luther King Road in Pawleys Island for a few hours closing the roadway in that section.

But the issue has been resolved as of around 8 p.m., according to Georgetown County officials.

In Georgetown County, emergency responders have been called to 32 traffic accidents since 11 a.m., according to Midway Fire Rescue.

Troopers were also called to a crash on Highway 378 in Marion County as snow started accumulating in the Pee Dee.

The bridge at U.S. 501 and Highway 17 Bypass was closed for a time after numerous crashes, according to Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach police.

As of around 1:45 p.m. Myrtle Beach Fire crews were working a six car crash at Highway 17 Bypass and U.S. 501, according to the City of Myrtle Beach Emergency Management.

17 Bypass was also shut down between Pine Island Road and Mr. Joe White Avenue because there were several crashes in the area.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says ice on U.S. 501 crossing Forestbrook Road caused several cars to loose control.

Viewers have also sent in photos showing sleet and and freezing rain accumulating on Highway 17 between Murrells Inlet and Georgetown.

ABC15's Tonya Brown posted a Facebook live video earlier showing the road conditions and one person who had slid into a ditch off of Hwy 76 in Florence.

Georgetown Emergency Management Department is urging motorists to be careful on hazardous roadways. Responders have been called to 32 traffic accidents since 11 a.m. this morning.

South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported, as of about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, US Hwy 52 between Lake City and Florence is extremely dangerous with multiple crashes.

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