Storms cause power outages in NC, SC

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Friday, June 17, 2011

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Around 30,000 utility customers in South Carolina and western North Carolina are without power after storms moved through the area, knocking down trees and power lines.

Duke Energy reported nearly 29,000 customers were without service Thursday afternoon.

Jackson County, North Carolina, appeared to have the most problems, with downed trees and power lines leaving thousands without power. More than 8,000 customers were without service Thursday afternoon.

Greenville County had about 6,700 customers without electricity.

Smaller outages were reported by South Carolina Electric and Gas Company and Progress Energy. Those outages affected a few hundred customers in both states.

No serious injuries have been reported. One tree fell on a house and another on a car in Newberry County, South Carolina.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.)

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