Storms roll through Myrtle Beach, bringing power outages and traffic light problems

Storms roll through Myrtle  Beach Wednesday.
Storms roll through Myrtle Beach Wednesday. Courtesy, National Weather Service

Storms are rolling through the Myrtle Beach area, and the National Weather service is calling for a 60 percent chance of rain throughout the night.

At one point Wednesday, more than 720 people were without power near Socastee and Myrtle Beach, according to a Santee Cooper power outage map, but there were only 31 out of power by 6 p.m.

Three defective traffic lights and a downed power line had also been addressed by the South Carolina Highway Patrol by 6 p.m.

Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian