Power restored after worker hits Duke electric line, briefly affecting Winthrop

adouglas@heraldonline.comFebruary 24, 2014 

Winthrop University's main campus lost power for about 15 minutes on Monday after a utility contractor working near Rock Hill's downtown area hit an electrical line owned by Duke Energy.

Monday's power outage is the second time in about one month that a worker hit a Duke power line servicing Winthrop.

Work crews are in the downtown area near White Street and Constitution Boulevard as part of the city's ongoing utility upgrades to serve "Knowledge Park." The projects underway are part of the effort to transform the former textile area into a hub for high-tech jobs.

Winthrop officials said power was restored around 3:45 p.m.

Anna Douglas 803-329-4068

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