Charleston-area ice storm still showing effects Friday

The ice storm that brought the Lowcountry to a virtual standstill over the past two days will continue to affect the area Friday.

Charleston County schools will start two hours later Friday morning, although Berkeley and Dorchester school districts will operate on their usual schedules.

The Charleston Vet Center at 5603A Rivers Ave. is temporarily closed because of damage from the storm, according to an announcement Thursday. Veterans who have counselors assigned to them will be contacted by staff. Veterans without counselors who need help can call 1-800-273-8255, option 1.

Only a few SCE&G customers in Charleston County were without power late Thursday afternoon. Customers can report outages at 1-888-333-4465 and view updates on the outage map on SCE&G's website.

About 100 households served by Berkeley Electric Cooperative in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties were without power as of 3 p.m. Thursday. Those who see downed power lines are asked to call 1-888-253-4232. Members can also visit the cooperative online.

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