Severe weather causes downed trees and power outages around the Midlands

Severe weather causes downed trees and power outages around the Midlands

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Power outages and damage are being reported as severe thunderstorms affect the Midlands.

A tree came down in front of the WIS news station around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

A man was inside a pickup truck when the tree came down. The extent of the damage is unknown at this time.

Tree down in front of WIS Studio

Downed trees and severe damage have been reported in other counties as well.

In fact, Columbia Police Department has announced road closures due to storm damage.

Dominion Energy is also reporting several power outages in different counties.

6,516 power outages are now being reported in Lexington County and Richland County is reporting 4,805.

Aiken County is reporting 6,066 outages while Sumter County is reporting 1,145.

Orangeburg County is reporting 1,473 outages and Clarendon County 1,522.

Check back for updates.

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