CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A powerful line of storms early Monday morning left its mark across the Lowcountry, downing trees and power lines.
By just before 10 a.m. Monday, the number of electric customers without power had begun to drop as utility crews worked to restore power and, in some cases, replace downed lines and damaged power poles.
At 10 a.m., Dominion Energy reported 52,096 outages across South Carolina. That included 7,797 outages in Colleton County, 6,667 in Beaufort County, 3,799 in Dorchester County and 2,014 in Charleston County.
Meanwhile, Berkeley Electric Cooperative was reporting a total of 25,755 outages, including 20,670 in Berkeley County, 4,457 in Dorchester County and 628 in Charleston County.
Downed trees have were reported on Sandhill Road and on U.S. 78 in Dorchester County. Others were reported on Jacksonboro Road, Mount Carmel Road and on Augusta Highway in Colleton County.
At 7:05 a.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office reported a tree down on Ribaut Road between Hermitage Road and Depot Road. All lanes of Ribaut Road are currently blocked. Emergency vehicles are on the scene. Motorists should seek an alternate route.