Electric crews working to restore power

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The City of Georgetown issued the following statement Wednesday evening:

The City is experiencing several power outages due to the ice storm that has affected our area. Our crews are working diligently to restore the power as soon as safely possible. We have called in outside tree contractors from Manning and utility contractors, Sumter Builders to assist us with the removal of trees and the restoration of power. We could be without power for several hours.

Our Fire and Police Departments continue ...to respond to calls for service of downed trees and power lines in the city. Please be vigilant in moving about outside today and tonight. If you do not have to, we ask that you refrain from being on the roads but if you have to, drive very cautiously.

When moving about be aware that the area you are walking on could have become frozen and very slick, so watch your step. We also want to remind everyone to check the operation of their smoke detector and make sure that it is operating properly. Make sure that any heating device that you are using is at least 36 inches away from any combustible materials and if you are heating with gas, please make sure that you have the proper ventilation for their use. Please refrain from using candles for lighting, as this has been known to start fires in homes.

Hundreds of others in Georgetown County who are customers of Santee Cooper, Santee Electric Cooperative and Duke Power have also lost power today. All three companies sayd they have crews working on the problems but no timeline has been given for restoration.


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