Power restored after ice truck crashes, knocks out service to 5,000 in North Myrtle Beach

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Power has been fully restored after an ice truck overturned Monday morning in North Myrtle Beach, knocking out power to more than 5,000 Horry Electric Cooperative customers.

Pat Dowling, a spokesman for the city of North Myrtle Beach, said a Frank’s Ice Company delivery truck landed on its side after crashing at Water Tower Road and Par Avenue. The road was expected to remain closed until a towing company was able to get the truck back on its wheels, Dowling said.

As of 11:30 a.m., the website for Horry Electric showed no outages in the area. The outage initially affected more than 5,000 customers. Many of those were in the Barefoot area, Dowling said.

No fluid leaked from the truck, and there were no injuries in the crash, Dowling said. Count on News13 for updates.

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