Power outage

More than 1,500 Duke Energy customers were without power this morning, but employees at the utility were able to reroute and restore power while repairs are made to faulty equipment, said Theo Lane, Duke government and community relations district manager.

At about 8:30 a.m., Duke employees detected a fault in a distribution-side underground cable coming out of a substation on S.C. Highway 72 West, Lane said. This fault took down service to what Duke employees call the John's Creek circuit, knocking out power for 1,557 customers on the west side of town.

Lane said employees were able to identify the fault and route power around it, restoring service to customers at about 11:15 a.m. Meanwhile, crews are working to repair the fault they routed around.