Power restored for thousands after widespread outage in N. Charleston, Berkeley Co.

VIDEO: Thousands of power outages reported in Charleston, Berkeley Counties

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Dominion Energy is investigating a widespread power outage which has since been restored for customers in North Charleston and Hanahan Tuesday morning.

Outages across the area started creeping up around 11 a.m. Monday and as of 12:20 p.m., the outage included more than 6,928 customers in Charleston County, down from more than 10,000 as of 11:30 a.m. It also included an additional 326 customers in Berkeley County, down from 3,972 as of shortly before noon.

Most of those customers have been restored.

The outage affected homes, businesses and traffic lights.

Dominion Energy spokesman Paul Fischer called the problem an “equipment issue” but said there was no information yet as a cause.

The outage includes Hanahan High School, Berkeley School District spokesperson Katie Tanner said. She said Dominion told her the outage should be of a short duration and crews were working to restore power.

Trident Tech was temporarily without power and suspended classes which have since resumed. Hanahan Police say their building was also without power.

Utility officials are working to determine the cause of the outages.

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