Bill calls to bury all powerlines in South Carolina cities, towns

By District Energy posted 01-25-2019 00:00


Anne Emerson, ABC 4 NEWS


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Thousands lost power in the Lowcountry on Thursday when gusty winds and driving rain stormed through the area.

It happens during nearly every strong storm in South Carolina, but a state lawmaker wants to bury that problem.

South Carolina's General Assembly is considering a proposed law that would help keep the lights on in bad weather. The bill calls for burying all new powerlines in cities and towns, and burying all existing above-ground powerlines in municipalities across the state by 2025.

The bill has been referred to the House committee for Labor, Commerce and Industry for further discussion.

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