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.