Power restored to customers in Horry County after lightning strikes power station

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UPDATE: 9:15 p.m. – Power has been restored. Horry Electric Cooperative lists zero customers as being without power.

UPDATE: 4:38 p.m. – Horry Electric Cooperative lists 1,896 customers as being without power.


HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Thousands are without power in Horry County after a lightning strike damaged a power station.

An estimated 4,307 customers are being affected by three separate outages, according to the Horry Electric Cooperative outage map.

It was the South Conway substation that was hit by lighting, according to the power company’s Facebook page. That hit is the source of the majority of the outages.

The post continues that crews are working to repair the issues.

Click here to take a live look at the map.

No word on when power will return.

Count on News13 for updates.

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