Crews are working to restore power for several areas in Spartanburg.
More than 1600 customers are without power Friday morning.
The latest update was 10 people are still without power.
Duke Energy says a double circuit pole is down causing those outages. They hope to have service back on by 9:30 a.m.
The areas that are most impacted are homes and businesses along John B. White Sr. Blvd., Crescent Avenue, Highland Street, and South Daniel Morgan.
Spartanburg District 7 closed its Early Learning Center at Park Hills due to an extended power outage in that area.
Duke Power officials are saying that they believe the wind brought down trees that fell on the power lines.
Duke Energy Safety Reminders:
- Duke Energy encourages customers to prepare by checking their supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc. Also, ensure a portable, battery operated radio, TV or NOAA radio is on hand.
- Families who have special medical needs or elderly members should closely monitor weather forecasts and make plans for potential alternate arrangements should an extended outage occur.
- Stay away from power lines that have fallen or are sagging. Consider all lines energized as well as trees or limbs in contact with lines. Please report downed power lines to Duke Energy and your local police department. If a power line falls across a car that you’re in, stay in the car. If you MUST get out of the car due to a fire or other immediate life-threatening situation, do your best to jump clear of the car and land on both feet. Be sure that no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground.
Reporting Outages To Duke Energy
Customers who experience an outage during the storm should call the automated outage-reporting systems for their respective utility:
- Duke Energy Carolinas (Upstate SC): 800.POWERON (1-800-769-3766)
- Duke Energy Progress (Asheville area): 800.419.6356
- Customers may also report an outage or view current outages using our online outage map. http://www.duke-energy.com/news/outage-information.asp
- Customers who report an outage can choose to receive updates via text messaging until their outage is restored.