As of 3:15 p.m. the Cherokee County Highway Department says County Road 70 toward Cherokee Rock Village has been treated and reopened.
As of 10:55am, County Road 70 – going to Cherokee Rock Village – has been deemed “impassable” for the remainder of the day, due to the amount of ice which has accumulated on the roadway; that, according the County Highway Department and the Cherokee County EMA.
We spoke with County Engineer Corey Chambers shortly before 9:00 Monday morning, and he was still in the process of traveling around the county checking road conditions. He said at that time no roads were officially closed, and that all motorists should simply slow down and exercise caution, especially in the northern part of the county and in higher elevations.
He stressed that there were slick spots all across Cherokee County with some areas calling for extra care, such as County Roads 82, 75 and 36. Of course, bridges and overpasses should be approached with caution as well. He wanted to remind everyone that the Winter Weather Advisory has been extended, and a little bit of caution can go a long way toward making your trip a safe one.
If you do have to drive, slow down and take your time – don’t be overconfident.