ByPatrick Phillips|April 13, 2020 at 6:29 AM EDT - Updated April 13 at 8:45 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Almost 100,000 electric customers are without power statewide as a strong line of thunderstorms producing isolated tornadoes is moving across the Lowcountry.
As of 8:20 a.m., Dominion Energy reported 72,263 outages across South Carolina. That includes 10,513 outages in Beaufort County, 9,953 in Dorchester County 7,059 in Colleton County and 1,991 in Charleston County.
Meanwhile, Berkeley Electric Cooperative is reporting a total of 23,489 outages, including 18,059 in Berkeley County, 4,403 in Dorchester County and 1,027 in Charleston County.
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Downed trees have been 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.
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