Power restored to more than 1,000 in Socastee

SOCASTEE, SC (WMBF) - Power has been restored to more than 1,000 Horry Electric Cooperative customers in the Socastee area Wednesday afternoon.

According to their website, 1,259 customers were affected by an outage at the Socastee substation, affecting homes and businesses along Socastee Boulevard between Highway 17 Bypass at the back gate and Highway 544.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the traffic light at Highway 544 and Highway 707 was malfunctioning due to a power outage.

This outage was first reported around 2:25 p.m. Horry Electric's website reported all power had been restored by 3:20 p.m. Wednesday.

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