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.