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5:06 am on Thursday May 10, 2012

Almost 2000 Horry Electric customers without power this morning

Horry Electric Outage Viewer This morning an equipment failure at the Burgess community substation has left many residences (and traffic lights) without power. It sounds like it will take a while to fix permanently. Crews are working to backfeed...
7:27 am on Tuesday March 20, 2012

Horry Electric provides online tool to keep tabs on power outages

Horry Electric Cooperative has announced Online Outage Map as an easy way to see what power outages may have happened near you. The interactive map refreshes every five minutes and can help you determine when an outage may be rectified. Technically...
5:21 am on Thursday September 1, 2011

Power clipped to 1,280 after truck clips downtown power pole

Image by Flickr user jonasflanken Just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday a tractor trailer clipped a power pole on Spring-King street area near Piggly Wiggly — an action that led to the fall of a power line and loss of power to some 1,300 customers. In...
5:07 am on Thursday July 7, 2011

1,600+ without power in Beaufort (update: It's back on)

9: 30 a.m.: And just like that the power is back on. Not sure what  happened, we'll let you know if we hear anything. 9 a.m.: According to the South Carolina Electric & Gas website more than 1,600 customers are without juice this morning. No...
7:00 am on Wednesday May 11, 2011

Crazy weather is crazy (update: effects of hail storm)

Flickr user Wim Vandenbussche Update 5/12 more details and video: WMBF News covers the spike in insurance claims and repair shop calls in the Conway area after the hail storm. Check out the WMBF video report to see video of the damage. First Report...
7:34 am on Sunday November 28, 2010

Morning power outage spread from Port Royal to St. Helena and Frogmore (update: coming back)

Update 11 a.m.: SCE&G officials are saying the problem stemmed to a blown power line insulator and that most areas are getting their power back now. The last to get power restored were some 2,500 customers on St. Helena Island, a process that...
2:54 am on Friday October 22, 2010

Bluffton-area power outage impacts 17,000 homes on Thursday

SCE&G An SCE&G power outage impacted some 17,000 homes in the Bluffton, Hardeeville and Ridgeland areas on Thursday night. Power went out around 8 p.m. Thursday and was back on in a couple of hours. You can read WSAV's very brief writeup on...
11:19 am on Wednesday September 15, 2010

Beaufort sees brief but widespread power outage Wednesday afternoon

Flickr user beginasyouare If you lost power Wednesday afternoon you weren't alone. About 1,100 South Carolina Electric and Gas customers in northern Beaufort County lost power for about 8 minutes Wednesday, according to an SCE&G spokesman....
4:50 am on Monday February 8, 2010

Utility pole puts an abrupt end to a N. Charleston police chase

Image by Flickr user Shoreline An afternoon police chase in North Charleston left about 1,300 SCE&G customers without power after the suspect crashed into a utility pole just two hours before the Super Bowl kickoff.