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Power outages, traffic light defects reported from overnight storms

Map of areas experiencing outages (Source: Duke Engery Progress) Map of areas experiencing outages (Source: Duke Engery Progress)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Strong storms moving through the Grand Strand and Pee Dee overnight caused a number of power outages, along with issues on the roads.

The number of outages reported by Duke Energy Progress have fallen since the worst of the storms moved through early Thursday. As of 3:50 a.m., the utility is reporting 1,502 people without power in both North and South Carolina. In our viewing area, Marion County is experiencing the greatest number of outages with 969 people without power, that's down from 1,094 at 1:30 a.m. The utility reports 339 people are affected by outages in Florence County, down from 598 earlier in the morning. While there are a small number of outages reported in Horry, Dillon and Darlington Counties, all outages reported earlier in Marlboro County are resolved.

Overnight the storms also caused a number of traffic light defects, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. The agency's online reporting system reported traffic lights were out in Horry County at the intersection of Highway 90 and Highway 17, as well as on Church Street in front of Conway High School. Power lines were also reported in the road along Highway 905 at Highway 22.

The heavy rain also caused flooding in the Northbound lanes of US 52 in Florence County and on Pamplico Highway.

All traffic issues were resolved by 3:50 a.m. Thursday.

Tune into WMBF News TODAY Thursday morning beginning at 5 a.m. for your First Alert Forecast ahead of your morning commute.

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