Thousands of homes in Berkeley and Dorchester counties are without power because of storms moving through the area.

Most of the outages are in the Summerville area.

Both SCE&G and Berkeley Electric are working on restoring power, but because of the high volume of outages, it could be several hours before they’re completed.

As of 7:30 p.m., about 2,000 outages are reported in the Berkeley area. About 450 customers in Dorchester County are without electricity.