COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/SCRN/WVOC) - The winter storm created only a moderate number of power outages across the state Wednesday, but utilities are still waiting to see what happens tonight as temperatures drop into the teens.
The Associated Press reports outages may have reached upwards of 10,000 customers.
South Carolina Electric & Gas reported 8,000 were without power at the peak this morning, but spokesman Eric Boomhower told the South Carolina Radio Network that's much better than expected.
“That's really a relatively low number for a winter event like we saw come through here. And the reason it's so low is a testament to our tree-trimming efforts,” Boomhower explained.
Most outages today were in the Charleston region.
Boomhower said that's likely because the area saw less snow -- and more ice -- than the rest of the state.