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Outages knock out power for hundreds, schools in Greenville Co.

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Hundreds of people in the Greenville County area lost power Wednesday, according to Duke Energy’s online outage map.

The map first showed 433 people without power in an area between I-385 and SE Main Street. The outages were first reported around 9:45 a.m. and restoration was expected by 12:15 p.m. Duke Energy did not state what led to the outage.

A spokesperson for Greenville County Schools said Hillcrest High School and Bryson Middle School were without power for approximately an hour. Just before 12:15 p.m., it was restored.

The spokesperson said the schools' principals are working on a message to parents.

Kent also reported several traffic lights out in the area near the Fairview Road/ I-385 interchange. Law enforcement states intersections with non-functioning traffic signals should be treated as four-way stops.

Just after 12:30 p.m., an outage affecting approximately 1,150 customers in Greenvile County near Augusta Road and Fork Shoals Road was reported. Duke Energy estimates power to be restored by 3 p.m.

There is no word yet on the cause of the second outage.

Rainy weather is expected in the area through the early afternoon.

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