Power restored for over 19,000 Horry Electric customers

Power restored for over 19,000 Horry Electric customers
Source: Raycom Media
Source: Horry Electric
Source: Horry Electric

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Power has been resorted after more than 19,000 Horry Electric Cooperative customers around the Burgess, Island Green, Socastee, Lake Ridge substations after a brief outage Tuesday afternoon.

Horry Electric Cooperative posted the following message to its Facebook page at 1:30 p.m.:

"Transmission was restored and we're back in business! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! We appreciate the patience of our members who were impacted by this outage."

The outage was first reported by Horry Electric at 1:06 p.m. when the following message was posted to their Facebook page:

"Members served out of the Burgess, Island Green, Socastee, Lake Ridge and Jones Road substations are currently experiencing outages due to loss of transmission from Santee Cooper. Crews and engineers have been dispatched from Horry Electric."

The company's outage map showed over 19,000 customers were without power at one time on Tuesday.

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