Outage map states collision causes over 1k to lose power in Cherokee Co.



CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – According to the Duke Energy power outage map, over one thousand Chesnee residents have been without power for several hours.

UPDATE (6 p.m.) : Duke Energy officials confirm over 2,600 customers are without power due to damage at a substation. A second outage was reported around 4:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Restoration for that outage is expected to occur at 7:30 p.m.

Earlier story: As of 5:15 p.m. Saturday, the Duke Energy power outage map states crews are working to retore power to 1, 306 customers.

According to the map the outage was caused by a vehicle damaging power equipment. The first reported power outage incident was reported around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Duke Energy estimates power will be restored by 10 p.m.

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