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Ice leaves about 350,000 without power in SC

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By TOM FOREMAN Jr.
Associated Press

About 350,000 customers are without power in South Carolina because of this week's winter storm.

The hardest-hit areas are spread throughout the state. Power companies reported Thursday that most of the problems were in Aiken, Colleton, Dillon, Florence and Sumter counties.

As light snow still fell in parts of the state, utilities were still trying to assess the damage and figure out how long it will take to get power restored.

The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina reported 137,000 customers without power, South Carolina Electric & Gas reported about 114,000 outages and Duke Energy reported about 95,000 customers without service.

The Highway Patrol blames icy conditions for two deaths, one early Thursday in Hampton County and one early Wednesday in Clarendon County.

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