A fallen tree shut down Parris Island Gateway for nearly two hours Tuesday and knocked out power to almost 1,100 customers in the Shell Point neighborhood of the town of Port Royal.
Crews worked to remove the tree that fell near the intersection of Sea Gull Villa Lane and Parris Island Gateway and restore power lines it knocked down, Burton Fire District spokesman Daniel Byrne said. Byrne said a Burton fire engine arrived at the scene at about 3:30 p.m.
The tree knocked out power to 1,098 SCE&G customers in Shell Point, according to the company's outage map. Power was restored by 5:30 p.m., SCE&G spokeswoman Angie Townsend said.
Townsend and Byrne said it wasn't clear what brought the tree down, but Byrne said a storm Monday night could have weakened it and caused it to fall the next day.
No injuries or damage were caused by the falling tree, aside from the downed power lines.
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