Afternoon storm causes outages

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - Just over 8,000 South Carolina Electric and Gas customers in the Midlands and Lowcountry reamined without power after an afternoon storm.

The National Weather Service says a Monday thunderstorm knocked down trees and power lines from Aiken through Lexington counties across the middle of the state.

SCE&G said more than 25,000 customers lost power initially - most of those in Columbia and Lexington.

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