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Power outage in North Myrtle Beach area affecting thousands

Source: Horry Electric Source: Horry Electric

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Approximately 4,700 Horry Electric Cooperative customers were without power Thursday night in the Barefoot area.

The co-op stated the first outage was reported at 8:43 p.m.

Information on Horry Electric’s Facebook page stated the cause of the outage at the Barefoot substation was a lightning strike, which damaged an arrestor on the power transformer.

Crews are working to replace the equipment and the process could take as long as two hours.

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