Storm leaves thousands of SC residents without power

Summer storms have damaged transmission lines near Dillon, leaving over 5,000 Duke Energy customers without power. The Duke Energy website says that crews are en route, and expect the issues to be resolved by 8:30 p.m.

The power company’s interactive map also shows hundreds of people south of Florence are experiencing power outages.

Reports of damaged traffic lights and downed trees causing road closures in parts of Florence continue to come in.


South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the following:


-Tree in Roadway at Philadelphia Street and E. Seven Pines Street

-Tree in Roadway at Kellytown and Tema Road

-Tree in Roadway S. Fourth Street and Swift Creek Road

-Traffic Light Defect on US 52 and West Smith Avenue

-Tree in the Roadway at Brandy Drive off SC 151

-Power Lines in Road at Indian Branch Road and Bethel Road

-Traffic Light Defect on SC 340 and Rogers Road

-Tree in Roadway at Indian Branch Road and Galloway Town Road and Choctaw Trail

-Tree in Roadway on W. Lydia Highway

-Tree in Roadway on Indian Branch Road and Cherokee Lady Street and SC 403

-Traffic Light Defect at North 5th Street and E. Home Avenue


-Tree in Roadway at Buck Swamp Road and S 57 Fork


-A collision, no injury,  on US 301 and National Cemetery Road

-Tree in the Roadway at E. National Cemetery Road and Freedom Boulevard

-Tree in the Roadway at Mt. Tabor Cemetery Road and Francis Marion Road

-Debris in the Roadway at US 76 East, Pee Dee Bridge


-Power Lines in Road at Pendeboro Road off Bluff Road

-Power Lines in Road at Old Stage Road and Red Bluff Court


-Power Lines in Road at Mt Zion Church Road and Mayberry Lane


Crews aren’t sure what caused the Florence outages, but are actively working to fix the problems.

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