UNION COUNTY — Thunderstorms that passed through Union County Thursday evening resulted in more than 300 homes and businesses in the Union, Lockhart, and Pacolet areas of the county and in the lower part of the county losing power.
Broad River Electric Cooperative Member Services Coordinator Josh Crotzer said Friday morning that 125 customers on the BREC system in the area of the county line with Newberry County lost power Thursday afternoon. Crotzer said the outages began between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. He said the interruption in service did not last into the night and that power was restored by that evening.
City of Union Utility Department Electrical Supervisor Clarence Auton said Friday morning that Thursday’s storm left approximately 200 city customers without power. Auton said the area effected by the loss of power included Wilson Street, Brockman Heights, Kelly Road, Peach Orchard Road, Pineneedle Road, Davis Street up to SC 18, and SC 18 up to the Department of Juvenile Justice. He said that power was quickly restored, however, after approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
Lockhart Power Transmission and Distribution Engineer Neal Williams said that there were only a few scattered individual outages on the Lockhart system, most of them in the Pacolet area and one in the Lockhart area. Power was quickly restored to all those locations.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-672-4090.