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Shelters open, offices closed ahead of potential winter weather

Winter Weather Awareness Week is December 1-5 in Georgia and GEMA officials are encouraging residents to take action so that they are better prepared for when winter weather moves in. / MGN Online

Charleston County government leaders announced several office closures ahead of the looming winter storm.

The Charleston County Emergency Operations Center moved to 'OPCON 4' on Tuesday.

Meaning the possibility of an emergency or disaster situation may require activation of the Emergency Operations Center.

The Charleston County Citizens Info Line will open at 8:30 a.m.

That number is (843) 764-3900.

Here is a list of some of the closures expected today in Charleston County

• Town of Kiawah Municipal Center will be closed Wednesday

• City of Isle of Palms offices and Recreation Center will be closed

City of Isle of Palms Emergency personnel will be on duty

There will be no garbage and recycling collection tomorrow

Committee meetings will be postponed to a later date

County closures

• All Charleston County Government offices will be closed

• All Charleston County Public Library branches will be closed

o All library programs are cancelled, and meeting rooms will be closed for any meetings booked by community groups.

o Book drops will be unavailable while branches are closed, and patrons should not leave items outside the book drop.

• Charleston County Court schedule:

o Charleston County Judicial Center and Magistrate Courts will be closed

o There will be a Bond Court session at 2:00 p.m.

• Charleston County Recycling

o Curbside recycling will not be collected Wednesday

o Curbside recycling will be delayed by two days due to the New Year’s holiday and impending winter weather.

o Recycling convenience centers and the Bees Ferry Landfill will be closed on Wednesday

• Warming Shelters Open in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

o Wednesday, January 3: Goose Creek UMC, located at 142 Redbank Road in Goose Creek and Ridge Baptist Church of Summerville, located at 2168 Ridge Church Road

o Thursday, January 4: Ridge Baptist Church of Summerville, located at 2168 Ridge Church Road

o Friday, January 5: Ridge Baptist Church of Summerville, located at 2168 Ridge Church Road

o Saturday, January 6: Ridge Baptist Church of Summerville, located at 2168 Ridge Church Road




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