Thousands without power in Greenville Co., Duke Energy says

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 12:01 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 7:17 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Thousands are waking up to no power Friday morning in the Greenville County area.

West Greenville - Parker

A crash in the West Greenville area caused an outage Thursday night that continued into Friday morning.

Greenville County dispatch said deputies responded to the crash around 11 p.m. at the intersection of Woodside Avenue and West Parker Road

Just before midnight, Duke Energy said 3,317 customers were without power due to an object coming into contact with powerlines.

As of 7:30 a.m., there are only 81 people left without power.


In Simpsonville, duke Energy is reporting 2,562 without power as of 7:30 a.m. on Friday.

The power company said the outage was reported at 1:58 a.m. and was caused by equipment going offline.

Crews are on scene working to restore power.

Power is expected to be restored around 3 p.m.

Stay with Fox Carolina as we work to learn more.