Thousands Still Without Power In Clarendon County

Manning, SC (WLTX) - Crews worked all Friday in efforts to restore power to more than 3,000 residents in Clarendon County.

"It's scary to see all the trees and the damage but it's fortunate that no one got hurt," said Anthony Hobson.

After all the snow and ice, Clarendon County residents woke up to trees laying on power lines. Electric lines snapped from all the ice and falling branches.

Hobson's power has been out for two days.

"I know everyone has been without power and its frustrating but when you have elderly parents that you are trying to take care up and other people that you are giving shelter to, it's frustrating to find out that the power on the street behind you, the power in surrounding areas are on."

A few miles down from Hobson was Dianne and Ingrid. They both moved to South Carolina because of the warm weather.

There power has been out for two days as well.

"What are you going to do? When that's the only problem you have, it's not a problem," said Ingrid.

The first priority for power crews was to fix large grids; unfortunately Hobson lives in a small community meaning it could be more days before his power comes back on.

"You feel like you are the one being neglected and that might not be the case but our main concern is we couldn't move my elderly parents into a hotel because they were booked at the time but now we are going to have to look into taking them to a hotel if it isn't going to be returned until Sunday or Monday," said Hobson.

There are still more than 3,000 Duke Energy customers in Clarendon County without power.

They hope to restore the power by Sunday.


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