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Car crash into transformer apparently causes power outage in Surfside Beach area

A transformer was damaged at the electrical substation on Dick Pond Road. (Source: Jon Dick) A transformer was damaged at the electrical substation on Dick Pond Road. (Source: Jon Dick)
A damaged car was being loaded onto a tow truck at the scene. (Source: Jon Dick) A damaged car was being loaded onto a tow truck at the scene. (Source: Jon Dick)
The Santee Cooper website showed an outage around the substation Monday morning. (Source: Santee Cooper) The Santee Cooper website showed an outage around the substation Monday morning. (Source: Santee Cooper)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Nearly 1,500 Santee Cooper customers were without power Monday morning, apparently after a car crashed into an electric substation along Dick Pond Road near Surfside Beach.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol website shows the crash happened at about 2:20 a.m. A WMBF News photographer at the scene of the substation saw a damaged transformer and a car being loaded onto a tow truck.

The Santee Cooper website showed that 1,470 customers were without power at that time.

As of 4:30 a.m., power had been restored to all but seven customers in the Myrtle Beach area.

WMBF News has reached out to SCHP for details on what caused the crash.

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