Power out to 1,500 residents

Power outage in Hallsboro/Lake Waccamaw area, from Duke Energy.
Power outage in Hallsboro/Lake Waccamaw area, from Duke Energy.

UPDATE: some customers now have power; trees blamed for outage.

More than 1,500 Duke Progress Energy customers are without power this afternoon (Thursday).
The outage was reported at 12:30 p.m., according to the utility. Duke’s outage map did not provide information on the cause, but Duke Progress workers said downed trees caused the failure. Power is expected to be restored by 3:45 p.m. to most customers. Some customers were restored as early as 2:15 p.m.
The outage includes some of the same area affected by a water break Tuesday and Wednesday. Power is out from Honey Hill through Hallsboro to Lake Waccamaw, and from Red Bug to U.S. 74-76.

This is a developing story.

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