Damage reports, power outages due to severe weather in Horry County

Damage reports, power outages due to severe weather in Horry County
A tree came down along Highway 501 in Conway as severe weather moved through the Grand Strand and Pee Dee Monday night. (Source: Conway Police Department)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A thunderstorm and hailstorm caused power outages and some damage as it blew through Horry County on Monday night.

In Conway, crews worked to clear a tree that came down in the southbound lanes of Highway 501 near Conway High School. Drivers were told to avoid the area.

🚨🚨🚨 TREE DOWN ON HIGHWAY 501 🚨🚨🚨 Conway crews working to clear Highway 501 in front of Taco Bell. Southbound (beach...

Posted by Conway Police Department, South Carolina on Monday, May 3, 2021

The South Carolina Highway Patrol also reported a tree in the roadway at Jordanville Road and Antioch Road west of Conway.

Around 7:45 p.m., Horry Electric Cooperative was reporting nearly 3,000 outages, mostly around the Conway area.

HORRY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE | Outage map

“We are aware of the outages following the storms that have rolled through the area this evening. Crews are responding to outages and will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power,” the electric company said it a Facebook post.

Santee Cooper reported over 500 outages, mostly in the Conway area as well. The company is estimating restoration time to be around 9:45 p.m. Monday.

SANTEE COOPER | Report an outage

Less than two hours later, around 9 p.m., the outage reports dropped dramatically. Horry Electric Cooperative reported a little over 108 customers were without power and Santee Cooper reported 396 customers without power.

WMBF News will continue to follow damage reports in our area and will bring you updates as they come into our newsroom.

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