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Santee Cooper restores more than half of system outages

Moncks Corner, SC (WCBD) - Santee Cooper says they have restored power to more than half of their customers who lost power due to Florence. Crews will continue their work through the weekend, supported by additional crews from Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, and Missouri.

Santee Cooper's transmission crews restored all customer delivery points by 3:00 P.M. Saturday. Florence disrupted transmission to 21 delivery points, including those serving several electrical cooperatives in northeastern South Carolina.

Distribution crews restored power to more than half of the retail customers impacted by Florence, starting the day with 50,310 outages and reporting 21,841 outages as of 3:30 P.M. Most of those remaining outages are in the North Myrtle Beach area. Santee Cooper line crews will be joined by 50 contract crews in the morning to continue the restoration effort.

Customers are urged to stay on the lookout for downed power lines and other safety hazards.


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