Power still out Wednesday morning for some residents

Published 4:27 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The spring storm that blew through the area Monday night and Tuesday caused numerous power outages as a result of fallen trees and limbs.
As of Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., 124 Polk County residents and 4,379 Spartanburg County residents were still without power, according to Duke Energy statements.
At the peak of the wind storm, more than 256,000 customers were without power across the company’s Carolinas service area.

A tree fell on the bed of a truck near Lake Lanier during Tuesday’s high winds. The tree also damaged another car parked nearby. (photo by Carol T. Hand)

The company said crews continued to work on the problems and estimated that all Polk outages would be repaired by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Spartanburg County outages are expected to be restored by 11 a.m. Friday, April 8.
“This storm caused extensive damage to our power delivery system, with repairs needed at more than 5,700 locations,” said Jim Stanley, Duke Energy’s senior vice president of power delivery. “Work at those sites can take several hours and include tree clearing, pole replacements, restringing power lines and replacing transformers and other equipment.”

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