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Power outage affects 8,000 customers in Berkeley Co.

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MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) -

More than 8,000 customers lost power for approximately an hour in Berkeley County Saturday afternoon, according to the Berkeley Electric Cooperative.

A Facebook post from the utility stated Santee Cooper had dropped the transmission to BEC's Mt. Holly substation, resulting in the power loss.

Berkeley Electric Cooperative spokesman Micah Ponce couldn't provide an estimated restoration time because he said the issue is on Santee Cooper's end.

The cause of the dropped transmission from Santee Cooper was not immediately clear.

Customers in Goose Creek reported on Facebook that traffic lights are out in the area as well. 

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., customers in the affected area began reporting their power had been restored.

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