Check back periodically today for info on closures and changes due to winter weather.

With significant ice and snow accumulations forecasted for portions of South Carolina, the Lowcountry is preparing for whatever icy conditions may head its way, readying salt for roadways and electrical crews for potential outages. [The State, Beaufort Gazette, P&C]

PSA: The Post and Courier has lifted its online paywall limit for today and tomorrow. Good on ya, P&C.

SCE&G will increase its portion of ownership of new V.C. Summer nuclear reactors, a Santee Cooper project, under a $500 million deal finalized Monday. [The State, Columbia Biz]

State lawmakers sent themselves home on Monday, canceling this week’s legislative session ahead of winter storm Leon. [AP]

A sweeping government restructuring bill, praised from both sides of the aisle upon its passage through the Statehouse, got Gov. Nikki Haley’s signature on Monday. [AP]

YouTube video

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey once posted his State of the City address this week week via YouTube. Cameo appearance by Elizabeth Colbert Busch for the Clemson Restoration Institute. [CRBJ]

President Barack Obama will deliver the State of the Union address tonight from the U.S. House of Representatives at 9 p.m. ET. Just turn your TV on and listen for clapping. [WaPo]

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