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Thousands still without electricity in SC

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Thousands of people are still without electricity in South Carolina after last week's winter storm.

The electric cooperatives of South Carolina reported about 18,000 customers were without service late Monday afternoon. The Santee Electric Cooperative had the biggest problem, with more than 11,000 customers without service. Williamsburg County had the most customers without service, at more than 3,400.

Berkeley Electric Cooperative is reporting 18 members without power Tuesday evening, including 15 in Berkeley County and two in Charleston County and one in Dorchester county.

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. reported fewer than 1,500 customers without service Tuesday afternoon. The biggest problem remained in Aiken County, with more than 1,400 customers without service. SCE&G is reporting 11 customers without power in Charleston and 25 outages in Dorchester County.

Edisto Electric Cooperative reported about 1,900 customers who were without power Tuesday afternoon.

About 350,000 customers lost service during the storm that dropped snow, sleet and freezing rain on the state over three days last week.

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