Power restored in Horry, Georgetown counties following winter storm

Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 7:06 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2022 at 6:02 AM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Utility crews worked through the night from Friday into Saturday to restore power to those who lost it during the winter storm.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, no outages were reported on Santee Cooper and Horry Electric Cooperative’s respective outage maps.

At one point on Friday night, an outage impacted the Myrtle Beach International Airport. According to WMBF News Reporter Zach Wilcox, that outage has extended to the airport itself, which is running on generator power as of around 9:45 p.m. All flights in and out of MYR have since been canceled indefinitely.

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Zach discovered the power outage came originated from the area of 17th Avenue South where crews were working to repair a power line.

Viewer Phoenix Hood sent in video of icy branches hitting some power lines and causing them to catch fire which led to an explosion. It happened off Stanley Drive in the Garden City/Murrells Inlet area. It caused a brief power outage but Phoenix told us that the power is now back on in that area.

Local officials are urging residents to not call 911 if their power is out. Instead, contact your provider at their corresponding number listed below:

  • Santee Cooper - 888-769-7688
  • Duke Energy - 800-419-6356
  • Horry Electric Cooperative - 843-369-2212
  • Pee Dee Electric Cooperative - 800-693-0190

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