As Cold Front Moves in, Sheriff’s Office Offers Aid

WINNSBORO – As the Midlands braces for record low temperatures over the next two days, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is ramping up efforts in its “Home Alone Program” to ensure elderly or vulnerable adults have adequate heat.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for northwestern S.C. from tonight (Jan. 6) until noon on Tuesday as an arctic cold front heading into the state could bring the coldest temperatures to the Midlands in almost 18 years. Overnight lows will dip to around 15 degrees as the front moves through the area with a wind chill of 4 below zero.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in identifying anyone who may be vulnerable to the harsh temperatures and is offering aid to those in need. Please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 803-635-4141, Sgt. Ron Mull at 803-718-4080 or Corporal D.J. Wilson at 803-718-4099 if you know anyone in need of aid.