Damage, power outages across area as severe thunderstorms move through

By: Sheli Muniz Email
By: Sheli Muniz Email

Sunday, July 1, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- News 12 is On Your Side with weather damage reports and power outages. Dispatchers in various counties reporting the following information:

Hail throughout Columbia County - ranging from pea size to golf ball size.

Trees down in roadway at:

  • Ray Owens/Bennett
  • Dozier/Dorothy
  • Keg Creek Boat Ramp
  • Petersburg Campground
  • Clarks Hill Road
  • Stagecoach/White Oak Road
  • Scotts Ferry/Yelton
  • Keg Pointe Reservoir
  • 3207 Ray Owens Road
  • Power line down blocking the road at Chamblin Road and Sawmill Trail in Grovetown

Crews have removed trees from the roadway on the following roads:

  • Ray Owens at Bennett
  • Dozier Road at Dorothy
  • Keg Creek Drive at Boat Ramp
  • Hereford Farm at Crawford Creek
  • Wildwood Park: Tree down on truck at Camp Site #21 and tree limb broke windshield at Camp Site #6. No one injured at Wildwood Park during storm. There will be a crew working in Wildwood Park cleaning fallen trees and debris from campsites on Monday.

We're told crews will be removing fallen trees from the roadways Monday morning.


  • Lights out at Tobacco Road and Peach Orchard Road.
  • Tree on a power line at 2300 block of Fitten Street.

Several trees and power lines are down near Stagecoach Road and Boneville Circle as well as Dallas Drive. They are urging people to call your power companies not dispatch for outages.

Dispatchers say they have received more calls from the the west end of the county. They say to watch out for a tree blocking the road at Sudlow Lake Road and Center Street in North Augusta. Also, a tree is down, blocking Catswood Lane off Silver Bluff Road in Jackson.

As of 10 p.m., Jefferson Energy reported the following outages:

  • Columbia: 135
  • Emanuel: 17
  • Glascock: 2
  • Jefferson: 23
  • McDuffie: 189
  • Richmond: 69
  • Warren: 163

As of 10 p.m., SCE & G reported the following outages:

  • Aiken: 98
  • Allendale: 128
  • Barnwell: 23
  • Edgefield: 123
  • McCormick: 1,079

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