Lightning hits Horry Electric Co-op power station causing outage impacting over 4,000 customers

Lightning hits Horry Electric Co-op power station causing outage impacting over 4,000 customers
According to Horry Electric Cooperative’s power outage map, nearly 4,303 customers are currently without service due to 3 separate outages. (Source: Horry Electric Co-op Inc.)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Storms sweeping through the Grand Strand are now impacting a local utility company.

According to Horry Electric Cooperative’s Facebook page, a power station took a direct hit from lightning.

Our South Conway substation has suffered a direct lightning hit. It’s not good news for 4,298 members. Power is out and...

Posted by Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Saturday, August 17, 2019

The current power outage map shows nearly 4,310 customers are currently without service due to 5 separate outages.

“The power is out and it will be for a while,” the group posts.

To view the map, click here.

No word yet on when the power will be restored. WMBF News will continue to update this developing story as more information is made available.

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