Outages still reported after Bear Bluff Rd. crash

Power lines knocked over in Bear Bluff Road crash (Source: WMBF News Photographer Ian Dorety)
Power lines knocked over in Bear Bluff Road crash (Source: WMBF News Photographer Ian Dorety)
Power lines knocked over in Bear Bluff Road crash (Source: WMBF News Photographer Ian Dorety)
Power lines knocked over in Bear Bluff Road crash (Source: WMBF News Photographer Ian Dorety)
Truck that crashed through power lines on Bear Bluff Road (Source: WMBF News Photographer Ian Dorety)
Truck that crashed through power lines on Bear Bluff Road (Source: WMBF News Photographer Ian Dorety)
Truck that crashed through power lines on Bear Bluff Road (Source: WMBF News Photographer Ian Dorety)
Truck that crashed through power lines on Bear Bluff Road (Source: WMBF News Photographer Ian Dorety)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Some residents are still without power Monday afternoon after a vehicle crash took out a power pole and downed some lines on Bear Bluff Road.

According to SCHP, a female driver was on her way to school when she seemingly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a power pole.

She was driving southbound in the 4700 block of Bear Bluff Road near SC-90 when the incident occurred, throwing the truck into a ditch on the side of the road. No other vehicles were involved.

Officials have not said if the driver sustained any injuries in the crash.

Officials say Bear Bluff Rd. will be closed to drivers for several hours as Horry County Electric works to repair the downed lines. Commuters should use an alternative route.

Horry County Electric posted the following on its website early Monday morning:

Horry Electric Cooperative crews are working to make repairs and replace two triple-circuit poles broken earlier this morning in an accident along Highway 90.  Approximately 3,500 members have been impacted.

Because of the extent of the damage, it will take crews most of the morning to make the repairs and replace the two poles.

In the meantime, crews have been able to backfeed and restore service to most of the members and businesses along Highway 90.  Unfortunately, that isn't possible for the area around Reaves Ferry Road or Highway 905. 

It could be several hours before repairs are completed and  power is  restored to all members impacted by this outage.

Officials continue to work to restore power to the affected areas. Horry Electric has not provided a timeframe at this time.

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