Planned power outage will impact three communities in Colleton County

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Several communities will be affected by a power outage expected in Colleton County late next week.

Dominion Energy will be conducting a scheduled outage that will allow them to perform critical maintenance of the distribution facilities on Friday, July 29.

The Colleton County Fire-Rescue Emergency Management Division said the outage will affect the communities of Ruffin, Smoaks and Williams.

“Although the scheduled maintenance window is between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Dominion expects the work to be completed by lunchtime that day,” said Meagan Utsey, Public Information Officer for Colleton County. .

The county will not be able to use its reserve shelter during the planned outage. Officials say the shelter will also be without electricity and the backup generator only powers the lights inside the building and not the air conditioning system.

“Fire-Rescue’s Emergency Management Division will monitor conditions during the outage,” Utsey said. “We have been in contact with various Emergency Support Function partner agencies to plan the allocation of resources in the event that the outage lasts longer than expected.

News 2 has contacted Dominion Energy for more information.

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