20,000 lose power across SC after storms

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - More than 20,000 people lost electric service as thunderstorms moved across South Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported that more than 19,000 Duke Energy customers lost service as the storms moved across the state Tuesday night.

Duke said Wednesday morning that about 9,500 customers were still without service, mostly in Anderson County. At the height of the storm, about 13,000 Duke customers had lost service in Anderson County.

About 3,500 Greenville County customers also lost service, as did 1,600 in Pickens County. Most of that service had been restored Wednesday morning.

A number of trees were knocked over in the storms, but no injuries have been reported.

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