Storm drops trees, power lines in SC

Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A line of thunderstorms dropped trees and power lines as it moved across South Carolina, but there were no reports of serious injuries.

Utilities that serve South Carolina were working Monday morning to restore service to about 700 customers. The largest outages were in Charleston, Florence and Spartanburg counties.

Winds associated with the storms blew over trees and damaged five homes near Batesburg-Leesville, about 30 miles west of Columbia. Transportation Department employees cleared some trees that fell on U.S. Highway 378.

There were reports of hail in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.

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