Power back on for 6,800 in Greenville Co. - FOX Carolina 21

Power back on for 6,800 in Greenville Co.

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Traffic lights out at an intersection. (Sept. 9, 2013/FOX Carolina) Traffic lights out at an intersection. (Sept. 9, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Lights out at Scuffletown and Adams Mill Road in Five Forks. (Sept. 9, 2013/FOX Carolina) Lights out at Scuffletown and Adams Mill Road in Five Forks. (Sept. 9, 2013/FOX Carolina)
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Laurens Electric said more than 6,800 customers in Greenville County were without power Monday for about two hours.

The outage affected traffic lights and customers in the Five Forks and Woodruff Road areas, including some schools.

According to Greenville County Schools, Mauldin Elementary and Middle schools, Monarch Elementary and Golden Strip Career Center were without power.

The Highway Patrol said the lights at Woodruff and Butler roads were out. FOX Carolina crews said lights were also out at Scuffletown and Adams Mill roads. Drivers are always reminded to approach intersections with caution and as a four-way stop.

Jim Donahoo with Laurens Electric Cooperative said a Duke Energy transmission line was out, which knocked out power to two of the Co-op's substations.

The number of customers affected by the outage reached 6,850 customers by 12:45 p.m. but by 1 p.m., the power was back on for everyone.

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