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.