Cleanup begins in Berkeley County, some without power

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - As clean up begins throughout the Lowcountry, many residents in Berkeley County are still without power.  On Airport Drive sits a glaring reminder of the area's second winter storm in as many weeks.

A tree limb takes center stage, hanging at eye level with a broken power line as its only support.

Now residents there are without power.

"It's been about 30 hours now," said Sandy Drayton.  

Drayton has been keeping warm from the heat of his fireplace, but hasn't been able to cook since losing power early Wednesday.

"We're not immune to problems, it's just we want to get it fixed as quickly as possible."

Just a few blocks away, resident Dale Comstock worked through the morning clearing debris from his yard, and neighboring property.

"I'd rate it right up there with one of our mild hurricanes as far as damage," he said.

"It's just unbelievable."

Comstock was also without power Wednesday, but said it had been restored after nearly six hours.

"We weren't in as much trouble as we could've been," he said.

"You've got to take it in stride. There's no sense in getting all shook up about it."

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