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Lanes reopen following crash on Highway 544

Car crashes on Highway 544 | Michael Burch Car crashes on Highway 544 | Michael Burch
Source: Michael Burch Source: Michael Burch
Source: Michael Burch Source: Michael Burch
Source: Michael Burch Source: Michael Burch
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - An accident blocked Highway 544 near Nottingham Lakes Drive.

The car apparently struck a power pole, knocking the pole to the ground. All lanes were blocked.

The pole fell on the westbound side of Highway 544. Traffic remained stacked through 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

Traffic heading towards the beach was not affected. 

Line workers pulled the power lines off the road.

The crash caused more than 1,600 people to lose power, according to Horry Electric.

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