Beaufort sees brief but widespread power outage Wednesday afternoon

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If you lost power Wednesday afternoon you weren't alone.

About 1,100 South Carolina Electric and Gas customers in northern Beaufort County lost power for about 8 minutes Wednesday, according to an SCE&G spokesman.

Robert Yannity of SCE&G said crews aren't sure why the power went out.

"Basically a circuit blew," he said. "Could have been a squirrel in the wrong place at the wrong time."

To our knowledge the outage effected all of downtown and portions of Lady's Island.

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