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UPDATE: Driver cited, power restored following Forestbrook Road crash

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Pole cut in half from crash Pole cut in half from crash
Vehicle involved in crash on Forestbrook Rd. Vehicle involved in crash on Forestbrook Rd.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Forestbrook Road has reopened and power has been restored in the area following a crash that broke a power pole in half Wednesday morning. 

The road was blocked in both directions between Sugar Mill Loop and Oak Manor Drive. The power was also out at around 4:45 a.m., according to Horry Electric's website. 

An official from Horry Electric said that it usually takes four hours to replace the pole. However, the power was restored at around 6:00 a.m. 

Corporal Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver, who was not injured and refused transport to the hospital, was cited for driving too fast for the conditions. He said the driver ran off the road and hit the pole.

A WMBF News photographer said a vehicle, with heavy damage to the front, was parked in a ditch before a tow truck arrived at the scene.

The wreck was reported around 1:20 a.m., according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. While the crash is said to have injuries, according to the agency's website, Horry County Fire Rescue tells WMBF News no one was transported from the scene.

Horry County Fire Rescue and South Carolina Highway Patrol remained at the scene as of 2:31 a.m.

WMBF News is working to get more information. 

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