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SC weather improves but Charleston's Ravenel Bridge still closed

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A look at the snowy Ravenel Bridge on Wednesday morning. (Source: SCDOT) A look at the snowy Ravenel Bridge on Wednesday morning. (Source: SCDOT)
A look at the still icy Ravenel Bridge on Thursday afternoon. (Source: SCDOT) A look at the still icy Ravenel Bridge on Thursday afternoon. (Source: SCDOT)
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

One of the main bridges in Charleston remains closed because of ice.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation said it hopes to get the Ravenel Bridge reopened by Thursday's rush hour. The eight-lane, two-mile bridge has been closed because of ice since 8 p.m. Tuesday when freezing rain began. The bridge is 200 feet above the Cooper River.

The closing left just one bridge open from Charleston to Mount Pleasant on Interstate 526. It is taking drivers an hour to make it 12 miles on I-526 from Mount Pleasant to Interstate 26.

The closed bridge is the last problem left from Tuesday's winter weather.

Gov. Nikki Haley announced at noon Thursday that the state of emergency she issued is over.

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