Most power restored after vehicle hits utility pole in North Myrtle Beach

Published: May. 21, 2023 at 9:38 AM EDT|Updated: May. 21, 2023 at 10:37 AM EDT
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Thousands were without power after a vehicle struck a pole Sunday morning in the North Myrtle Beach area.

Santee Cooper’s outage map showed as many as 2,201 customers without power along North Kings Highway, ranging from 22nd Avenue South to 9th Avenue South. The utility later confirmed that the outage was caused by the crash.

As of 10:30 a.m., most of the outages were already restored with less than five remaining.

WMBF News Reporter Eric Richards was also at the scene and shared footage showing utility crews working to fix the pole.

It’s unclear if anyone was hurt.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.