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Thousands of power outages reported in Charleston, Berkeley Counties

ByPatrick Phillips|September 10, 2019 at 11:24 AM EDT - Updated September 10 at 11:41 AM

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Dominion Energy is investigating a widespread power outage in North Charleston and Hanahan Tuesday morning.

As of 11:30 a.m., the outage includes more than 10,800 customers in Charleston County and an additional 3,972 customers in Berkeley County. The outage includes homes, businesses and traffic lights. At some of the intersections without lights, police are not in place to direct traffic. Drivers encountering intersections without working traffic signals should treat those signals as four-way stops.

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.

The outage also includes Trident Technical College where classes have temporarily been suspended.

Hanahan Police say their building is without power.

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

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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