Power restored to more than 2,000 people after truck hits utility pole between Atlantic Beach and North Myrtle Beach

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Santee Cooper is reporting more than 2,000 people are no longer without power Monday morning, according to their website.

Around 8 a.m., 2,083 people were reported to be experiencing power outages along Highway 17 between Atlantic Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Originally, power was expected to be restored by 11:15 a.m.

The outage was caused by a single-vehicle crash involving a truck, according to North Myrtle Beach PIO Pat Dowling. The truck hit a hydrant and a utility pole., causing power lines to be down and across the road.

No severe injuries have been reported.  

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