About 4,429 Santee Cooper customers are without power as of 7:50 p.m. according to the Santee Cooper website.
The power outages run from S.C. 544 to past Briarcliffe Acres. The outage affects areas south of Highway 501, according to Lt. Joey Crosby, with Myrtle Beach police.
Power is expected to be restored by 8 p.m., according to Santee Cooper’s website.
Nicole Aiello, with Santee Cooper, said 7,800 customers were without power around 5 p.m. today.
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“We had a failure on a transmission line that affected three substations,” she said. “Thousands of customers are still without power. We hope to have that back on soon.”
Myrtle Beach International Airport was affected by the power outage.
About half their lights and power were out for a little while, but the airport regained full power by 6 p.m, according to Kirk Lovell, with MYR.
Only one flight was diverted and there were a few delays, but no departures were canceled, Lovell said.
The airport was running on generator power for about an hour, but security was not affected by the outage, Lovell said.
“TSA was all running and the doors were still locked,” Lovell said.
Myrtle Beach police reported widespread power outages at various intersections in the city. All of the intersections regained power around 6:20 p.m., Crosby said.
Our Grand Strand News Alliance partner WPDE contributed to this story.