HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The power outage that affected nearly 1,000 Horry Electric customers on Monday was a planned service interruption as the utility works to upgrade its system and improve reliability, a spokesperson said.

Horry Electric has two planned outages scheduled for Tuesday, the spokesperson said. One began at 9 a.m. and will continue until about 2 p.m. The second outage will be from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Customers were notified of the planned outages by phone and email, the spokesperson said. More information about planned outages is also available on the Horry Electric website.

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