Bad weather in this part of the country brought to light another challenge that I did not understand before. On Monday Greenville County closed all the schools because of the black ice in parts of the county. The problem is some areas are very bad and some towns are having no problems.
Greenville County is the largest county in SC, 790 sq. miles. Hennepin County in MN is 557 sq. miles. Imagine living in Hennepin County and having to make decisions with some of the weather is like Minneapolis and some is like Duluth? Even 3-4 miles here can make a big difference in road conditions. Since there are no sanding trucks or plows you wait until the sun comes out. The schools want to make sure ALL students are safe so no school.