Laurens Electric crews restore power, one by one

Less than 100 remain without power Tuesday evening 

Laurens Electric line crews worked throughout the day bringing the number of outages to less than 100 as of 5:00 p.m.

The remaining outages are “single calls,” meaning each problem resolved in the field equates to an individual or a handful of members getting power back.

That was the case with a span of line in Joanna today at 3 p.m. A large oak tree took out a span, and to compound matters, the line was missing/taken when crews arrived. Linemen had to gaff poles (climb with spikes on their boots, as opposed to using bucket trucks) and string new line to restore power to just 6 members.

Crews from Lynches River Electric Cooperative are on scene to help with restoration efforts, alongside LEC personnel and contract crews. Co-op crews from North Carolina are expected to arrive momentarily.

Laurens Electric is doing everything possible to ensure power is fully restored to all members tomorrow.

Report any power outages at 1-866-9RESTORE, and follow progress at the co-op’s outage center at

LEC greatly appreciates the overwhelming support and understanding of its membership during this difficult time.

Laurens Electric Cooperative serves 54,000 member-owners in Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Newberry, Union, and Abbeville counties. Since 1939, the co-op has been dedicated to being the provider of choice for energy and related services in the Upstate.

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