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Columbia Area Under ‘Winter Storm Watch’ for MLK Day Weekend

As of Friday, January 14 the National Weather Service in Columbia is calling for an increased chance of winter weather for much of central South Carolina this coming Saturday night through Sunday. The Columbia metro area is now under a Winter Storm Watch with areas north of the Midlands now facing an Ice Storm Warning. […]

Road Closures Announced for Downtown Columbia Ahead of New Year’s Fireworks Show

A dazzling fireworks display is scheduled to ring in 2022 during the ‘Famously Hot New Years’ celebration in downtown Columbia Friday evening, December 31. With the annual show expected to draw large crowds into the capital, the Columbia-Richland Fire Department wants to alert guests to avoid certain streets south of the State House. Specifically, South […]

32 New Full-Time Firefighters Ready for Duty Following CRFD Graduation

Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins swore in 32 new full-time firefighters with the department as commencement exercises for CRFD Recruit Class 2021-01 were held on the evening of Wednesday, December 22 at Dreher High School. 29 members of class 21-01 were officially badged by Chief Jenkins after completing weeks of training at the department’s […]

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Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

May we always work to keep Dr. King's dream for unity alive in our communities and our world by promoting peace and service to others 🌎

Please use caution while traveling this morning across the northern & central Midlands. Even if roads have been treated and are not slick, trees are falling onto the roadways in many areas. Here's a picture from @SCDOTPress of a tree blocking a lane on I-20 W at MM77. #scwx

Ice is sticking on many trees in the midlands. As the winds pick up, we have encountered several trees that have fallen in the roadway. Reduce your speed and look ahead if you are out and about today!

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