Power Outage in Anderson, SC

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Duke Energy
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Blue Ridge Electric Coop
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Little River Electric Cooperative Inc
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Salt River Electric
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Anderson Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 3, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Ham radio operator reported a tree and power line blown down on a house in Anderson. County comms reported multiple trees blown down in the Belton area.

Anderson - Belton
December 23, 2022 - Cold/Wind Chill

Media reported two indirect fatalities associated with the cold in Anderson County, both on the north side of Anderson. One man died when a power outage attributed to the cold knocked out his oxygen machine. A 91-year-old man died due to exposure while attempting to repair a burst pipe.

April 7, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

County comms and the public reported numerous trees and power lines, along with several power poles blown down between Lake Hartwell and the city of Anderson, including on Lakewood Ln, Hiott Rd, and New Prospect Church Rd. Minor damage was also reported to the roof of one house.

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June 28, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Highway Patrol reported trees blown down at Highway 187 and Knox Rd. County comms reported numerous trees and some power lines blown down from the city of Anderson to Belton.

Sandy Spgs - Belton
April 9, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Public reported multiple trees blown down and minor structural damage just west of I-85 in the Powdersville and Piedmont areas. Power poles were also snapped near the Highway 86 and I-85 intersection.

Piedmont - Powdersville


September 11, 2017

As Tropical Storm Irma moved north/northwest across the Florida Panhandle and southwest Georgia, strong winds developed over western portions of Upstate South Carolina. Although gusts only occasionally exceeded 50 mph in these areas, the prolonged nature of the event, combined with saturated soils resulting from heavy rainfall resulted in many trees falling on roads, power lines, vehicles, and structures. Many were without power for a day or more.

November 11, 2009

A combination of saturated ground resulting from 3 to 5 inches of rain and gusty winds from the remnants of tropical storm Ida, and a developing cyclone off the Carolina coast, resulted in quite a few uprooted trees across the piedmont and foothills. Some trees fell on roads and power lines, resulting in periodic road closures and scattered power outages. Several homes and vehicles were damaged by falling trees across the area.

December 15, 2005

Ice accretion reached damaging levels across the lower piedmont shortly before sunrise. Numerous trees fell and power outages were widespread (approx 50,000 in Anderson County alone.) Many trees and large limbs fell on and damaged homes and vehicles. There were 4 deaths resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning due to generators operating indoors in Anderson county, including an elderly couple in Honea Path, a man in Anderson, and a man in Starr (all indirect). As temperatures hovered around freezing, and as ground temperatures were warm, there were very few road problems.

December 15, 2005

Light freezing rain developed around midnight across much of the western South Carolina, and gradually intensified overnight. By around sunrise, up to one quarter inch of ice accretion had occurred across much of the area. A few trees fell and sporadic power outages occurred during this time, but reports became much more widespread after sunrise.

January 29, 2005

Persistent light sleet, which eventually mixed with and changed to freezing rain, resulted in total sleet and ice accumulations of 1/4 to 1/2 inch by mid-afternoon across the western Upstate. This resulted in extremely dangerous driving conditions, and numerous accidents. A band of moderate freezing rain resulted in damaging ice accumulations in Abbeville County during the evening, with thousands of power outages reported.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident in Warrick Co. causes small power outage | Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW) Open Navigation Close Navigation

WARRICK Co. (WEHT) — A dump truck hit a utility pole early Friday morning in Warrick County causing a small power outage to nearby customers. According to dispatch, shortly before 6:30 a.m. a dump truck hit a utility pole and power lines in the area of Vann Road at Anderson Road. Multiple crews have responded […]

Oct 7, 2022

Power restored for over 3,000 on east side of Spartanburg Co. Open Navigation Close Navigation

There are over 3,000 people without power Wednesday morning on the east side of Spartanburg County.

Oct 5, 2022

Power in parts of Florida could be out for more than a week as flooding lingers in Ian's wake | CNN Close icon

It could be more than a week until power lines are fully restored in some parts of Florida as residents deal with major flooding after the deadly Hurricane Ian, expected to be the most expensive storm in the Sunshine State's history.

Oct 1, 2022

Hurricane Ian hits SC coast with wind and rain as damage is reported

Damage was reported from Hurricane Ian's second U.S. landfall. It came Friday afternoon near Georgetown, South Carolina.

Sep 30, 2022

Substantial loss of life' possible in Florida as Hurricane Ian takes aim at South Carolina | CNN Close icon

Ian's vicious combination of winds, rain and storm surge caused at least a dozen deaths, flooded homes, cut off roadways and left millions of Florida residents without power Thursday as it again intensified into a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean and barreled toward South Carolina.

Sep 30, 2022

Track power outages around the Triangle from Hurricane Ian Open Navigation Close Navigation

Several thousand customers in the Triangle are without power Friday afternoon as Hurricane Ian moves toward North Carolina.

Sep 30, 2022

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Sep 26, 2022

Power restored after a pole is knocked down in downtown Greenville

Power is restored in downtown Greenville after an outage left nearly 2,000 customers in the dark, according to the Duke Energy website.

Sep 23, 2022

South Carolina: Massive power outage affecting Williamston

A part of Anderson County, South Carolina is experiencing what police are calling a "massive power outage."

Sep 12, 2022

Squirrels: How often do they cause power outages? | WSPA 7NEWS Open Navigation Close Navigation

More than 10,000 Virginians lost power Wednesday in Virginia Beach after a squirrel got into a substation.

Sep 10, 2022

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I’m off 360 north and have been without power for about an hour on a calm night, why???

Ryan Bates | August 19, 2023  

I'm North Anderson and I've been out for almost 2 hours now

SuZi Taylor | March 31, 2022  

Powe pole leaning over street at the intersection of county rd 100s and Beth drive. Power line is about 10 feet above road.

Connie hall | December 10, 2021  

No power, Exit 667

ANONYMOUS | October 22, 2020  

No power silver and ferry

DAVID SIEKER | October 18, 2020  

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Anderson, South Carolina

City Anderson
County Anderson
State South Carolina (SC)
Country United States
Zip Codes 29621, 29622, 29623, 29624, 29625, 29626

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