EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2011-03



WHEREAS, on January 9, 2011, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the state with the potential to receive up to ten inches of snow in some areas;

WHEREAS, temperatures were forecast to drop below freezing for several days making the road conditions hazardous;

WHEREAS, these conditions posed a threat to the safety of the state’s citizens for several days, therefore state government offices in all counties were closed on Monday, January 10, 2011. On Tuesday, January 11, 2011, state government offices were closed in 24 western counties: Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union, York, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Dillon and state government offices were issued a two-hour delay in the remaining 22 eastern counties: Calhoun, Darlington, Lee, Florence, Marion, Horry, Sumter, Clarendon, Williamsburg, Orangeburg, Dorchester, Charleston, Berkeley, Georgetown, Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Allendale, Hampton, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper. On Wednesday, January 13, 2011, state government offices were issued a 2-hour delay in 24 counties : Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union, York, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, Calhoun, Marlboro, and Dillon; and

WHEREAS, the hazardous conditions which began on January 9, 2011, no longer present a danger to the citizens of the state.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to S.C. Code 8-11-57, all state employees absent from work as directed on January 10, 11, and 12 due to the closing of state offices caused by hazardous weather conditions are hereby granted leave with pay.

FURTHER, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Governor, pursuant to the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I declare that a state of emergency no longer exists and hereby declare that Executive Order 2011-01 is cancelled, rescinded, and from this date declared null and void.

This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 14TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2011.

NIKKI R. HALEY
Governor

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