Horry Electric crews restore power after clipped wire leads to outage

Horry Electric crews restore power after clipped wire leads to outage
Horry Electric crews are working to replace a broken circuit pole which is causing a power outage for more than 1,600 customers. (Source: Horry Electric Cooperative)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – More than 1,600 Horry Electric Co-op customers were without power for several hours on Tuesday night.

Horry Electric alerted customers that a 60-foot, triple circuit pole on Bay Road was broken when a vehicle clipped the guy wire.

The company said a replacement pole had to be brought in for the repairs.

Crews had to kill the power to about 1,625 customers in order for them to replace the pole quickly and safely. The outage impacted the area around Freewood Road to Highway 707.

The outage has begun.

Posted by Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Crews were able to quickly replace the pole and rehang the wires. Power was restored just after 10 p.m.

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