Duke officials tell us their equipment has never been strained like this before.
According Erin Culbert, the scattered outages were a result of equipment being strained from cold temperatures and high-demand for power.
Two shelters opened while crews restored electricty to customers. Avenue.
In the Upstate, there were more than 4,600 100 outages.
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South Carolina Electric & Gas is using rolling blackouts to deal with the cold weather energy use.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)