A failed piece of utility equipment caused 25 percent of the utility customers in Bennettsville to lose power for about two hours Wednesday morning.
According to Utilities Director Max Alderman, one of the lightning arresters caused a circuit to trip at the substation on Salem Road.
This caused 25 percent of the customers in the eastern part of the city, including City Hall, to lose power.
Alderman said utility workers did a good job getting the power back on.
Power was restored by 8:22 a.m.