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Strong Pee Dee storms leave thousands without power, dozens of downed trees and power lines

A downed power line off Woodland Drive in Hartsville was sparking Thursday evening. (Source: Darlington County Sheriff's Office Facebook page) A downed power line off Woodland Drive in Hartsville was sparking Thursday evening. (Source: Darlington County Sheriff's Office Facebook page)
(Source: Duke Energy website) (Source: Duke Energy website)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Strong storms moving through the Pee Dee area Thursday evening are causing a myriad of weather-related problems for residents.

According to information from the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s website, a number of weather-related damage was spread across Pee Dee Counties. Below is a complete list as of 8:15 p.m., Thursday:

Darlington County

  • Tree in road at Philadelphia Street and East Seven Pines Street
  • Tree in road at Kellytown and Tema Road
  • Tree in road at South Fourth Street and Swift Creek Road
  • Tree in road at Brandy Drive Off S.C. 151
  • Power lines in road at Indian Branch Road and Bethel Road
  • Tree in road at 5306 Indian Branch Road
  • Tree in road at 964 W. Lydia Hwy.
  • Tree in road at 4600 Indian Branch Road

Florence County

  • Tree in road at East National Cemetery Road and Freedom Boulevard
  • Tree in road at 1700 block of West Pine Lake Drive

Marion County

  • Power lines in road at 936 Pendeboro Road off Bluff Road
  • Power lines in road at Old Stage Road and Red Bluff Court
  • Tree in road at 4807 Sand Hill Road and S.C. 41A
  • Tree in road at Senator Gasque Road and Tranquil Church Road

Information from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C., indicated a large tree reportedly fell onto a house on Green Street Road in Darlington. There were no further details as to the extent of house damage.

Information from Duke Energy Progress’ website stated that roughly 6,000 customers in the Darlington, Dillon and Florence areas were without power as of 8:25 p.m.

The storms across the Pee Dee were forecast to continue until 7 p.m., Thursday. They will then impact the Grand Strand between 7 and 9 p.m.  

Another cluster of storms could impact the region later in the evening. 

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