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Thousands lose power as storms roll through Upstate

Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 3:25 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Thousands of power outages are being reported across the Upstate as severe storms rolled through on Thursday.

As of 12:00 a.m., Duke Energy reported the following outages numbers:

  • Cherokee County - 761
  • Spartanburg County - 1,768

Power has been restored to customers in Pickens County.

Greenville Police Department reported that power lights were out near Main Street and Park Avenue.

According to the Gaffney Board of Public Works, 1500 customers are without power as of 5:30 p.m. They say most customers will be reconnected within the next several hours, but some customers will be without power until Friday, June 17.

Crews are currently working on repairing the powerline in Greenville on Richbourg Road after a tree fell on it.

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