Horry Electric restores power to customers in Little River area

troot@thesunnews.comAugust 15, 2013 

A screen shot from the Horry Electric Cooperative website showing the power outage at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in the Little River area.

ROOT, TONYA

— Horry Electric Cooperative officials restored power to more than 1,000 members at 8 a.m. Thursday after lightning caused an outage in the Little River area, according to company officials.

The outage occurred at 3:18 a.m. Thursday and impacted 1,015 members in the area from the state line to Brooksville, Lafayette Park, Hidden Lakes Village and areas in between, according to the site.

More Horry Electric members had been without power when the outage first occurred, but according to the company’s Facebook page, a post at 6:30 a.m. showed that “power to all but one circuit out of the substation has been restored. A bucket crew is on the way to make another adjustment so all circuits can be restored while crews work to make repairs to the electronics hit by lightning.”

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or follow her at Twitter.com/tonyaroot.

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