Storm cancels school, knocks out power for thousands

COUNTY — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and Duke Energy officials were still working Tuesday to restore power to local residents affected by a weekend winter storm.

The storm dropped up to eight inches of snow and ice on parts of Pickens County, according to Scott Krentz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Greer office.

More than 3,000 Pickens County residents lost power during the event, which also led the School District of Pickens County to cancel school on

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