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