Thousands without power in the Pee Dee due to freezing rain, winter weather

(Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)
Published: Jan. 16, 2022 at 7:56 AM EST
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FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - Sunday morning’s winter weather and freezing rain is leaving many in the dark across the Pee Dee.

Duke Energy’s outage map showed the following number of outages as of around 3 p.m. Sunday:

  • Darlington County - 4,696 customers without power
  • Robeson County - 1,538 customers without power
  • Scotland County - 1,467 customers without power
  • Marlboro County - 621 customers without power
  • Florence County - 23 customers without power
  • Dillon County - 11 customers without power

In a statement, Duke says more than 11,000 response workers from multiple states are coming in to help restore power as quickly as possible.

FIRST ALERT | Brief period of freezing rain, followed by a few strong storms

Pee Dee Electric Cooperative is also seeing 435 people without power in Darlington County as of 2 p.m. Sunday.

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