Mechanical issue causes downed power lines to close Highway 544 - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Mechanical issue causes downed power lines to close Highway 544

Highway 544 shut down Thursday afternoon after power lines fell. | Grand Strand Cell Phone Repair Highway 544 shut down Thursday afternoon after power lines fell. | Grand Strand Cell Phone Repair
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A mechanical issue caused a Santee Cooper utility pole to break and shut down Highway 544 at around 4 p.m. Thursday. The highway was closed for hours while electric crews worked to replace the pole.

Traffic was re-routed to Big Block Road. .

Santee Cooper officials told WMBF News there was no estimate on when the repair would be completed and the road would reopen.

No power outages were caused.


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