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Power restored after over 2,500 lose power north of Conway

Source: Horry Electric Cooperative Source: Horry Electric Cooperative

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – About 2,500 Horry Electric Cooperative customers lost power for several hours Thursday afternoon after a malfunction at a substation, according to the company.

The Four Mile substation went out, affecting customers north of Conway, according to a Facebook post sent from the company at about 3:04 p.m. Thursday.

“It will take a while to make repairs and restore power,” the post stated.

Power was restored to members served by the substation at about 5:50 p.m., but crews continued to work on the substation to bring it back into service.

"They have a very dangerous and difficult job that takes patience and time," stated an update from the company. "We want all of them to go home safely when their job is done."

You can view Horry Electric Cooperative's outage map here.

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