Cayce, SC (SCE&G) - Approximately 400 SCE&G customers will be without power for up to four hours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 9 as the company supports efforts to remove a residential tree that threatens to fall into power lines. Those lines will have to be de-energized so that the tree removal work can be done as quickly and safely as possible.
The affected customers reside primarily in the Rapids and Savannah Barony subdivisions off of Martintown Road West, in North Augusta. Electric service will be interrupted beginning at about 9 a.m. and will be restored as soon as it is safe to do so. SCE&G is asking customers to prepare for the outage to last up to four hours, although it may be shorter.
"We apologize to affected customers for any inconvenience this service interruption may cause," said SCE&G spokesman Eric Boomhower. "Our goal is to see this work completed quickly and safely, and to avoid a situation where the tree could fall into our power lines, causing damage to lines and poles and resulting in a much lengthier, unplanned power outage for many customers in the area."