Winter storm shuts down post again
February 24, 2014
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For the second time in three weeks, Fort Jackson was hit by a winter storm that forced the post to cease normal operations.
Most personnel did not report to work Feb. 12 and 13 as inches of snow, ice and sleet accumulated in the Midlands, creating treacherous road conditions.
Family Day and graduation events for 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment were canceled. On-post schools remained closed through Feb. 14. Normal operations for other activities on Fort Jackson resumed at noon Feb. 14.
According to local media reports, the storm caused more than 300,000 power outages statewide.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency.