NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Thousands of people were without power Thursday afternoon in North Myrtle Beach after a contractor dredging the Intracoastal Waterway hit a wire that then flew into a transmission line, according to Santee Cooper.

The utility company’s outage map showed that 11,808 customers were without power, as of 4:30 p.m. Power was restored by 6:15 p.m.

In Atlantic Beach, 1,728 were without power at 4:30 p.m.

The Arcadian Shores area had 4,119 people without power.