WILLISTON, S.C. —
"Not only do you have less customers per line, but the terrain is also much tougher," Quinn said. "We're exposed more than any other utility."
But for most folks, being without power was more of an annoyance. People told about learning that their tablet computer wouldn't recharge with their car charger or were upset their DVR was missing recording their favorite shows.
Ziegler says he lives in the South in part so he doesn't have to deal with winter weather that has been particularly harsh this season all over the country. Two storms in two weeks have been too much. The frown returned when he was told the Farmer's Almanac predicted one final Southern winter storm for the end of the month.
"One storm was too much," Ziegler said. "I'm ready to wear my shorts again."