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      Power outages beginning due to winter storm

      South Carolina Electric and Gas is monitoring the progress of freezing rain, sleet and snow as it moves across the Midlands.

      COLUMBIA (WACH/AP) -- Power outages an issue as a winter storm moves through South Carolina.

      South Carolina Electric and Gas is monitoring the progress of freezing rain, sleet and snow as it moves across the Midlands.

      Emergency officials say the storm has downed tree limbs and power lines and caused dozens of collisions on snow and ice-slicked roads.

      A state of emergency is in effect as officials worry that as much as an inch of ice on trees and power lines could knock out power.

      Here is the link to the interactive power map provided by SCE&G.

      **Update: As of 10 a.m., there were approximately 25,000 outages across SCE&G's service territory, but those numbers are changing often as the winter weather continues to set in with ice and winds predicted to increase throughout the day. For up to date outage information and to report an outage visit www.sceg.com/storm.

      More than 300 out of state crew members have joined 1,200 SCE&G field personnel to help restore power to customers in need as efficiently and safely as possible. SCE&G also is exploring the availability of additional assistance from out-of-state crews.