Thousands without electricity near Conway after crash

 Thousands without electricity near Conway after crash


File photo. Crews from Horry Electric Cooperative and Williams Electric Power work on downed power lines off Hwy. 65 in the Maple community.

File photo. Crews from Horry Electric Cooperative and Williams Electric Power work on downed power lines off Hwy. 65 in the Maple community.

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Almost 5,000 homes and businesses were left without power near Conway after a car crashed into a utility pole Saturday afternoon.

The crash caused a power outage that would take at least four hours to correct, according to a Facebook post by Horry Electric Cooperative Inc. The utility pole needs to be replaced, according to the Facebook post.

The outage impacted around 4,900 Horry Electric customers in the Nixonville community, according to the post.

An outage map that is updated every five minutes showed 3,900 people still without power just east of Conway as of 4 p.m.

Horry County Fire Rescue was dispatched to the car crash about 2:12 p.m. Saturday, according to Horry County Fire Rescue’s Twitter account. The car had overturned after hitting a utility pole at Bear Bluff Road near Isaac Drive. No one was taken to the hospital, the tweet stated.

The S.C. Department of Safety is investigating the crash.

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Jenna Farhat is a reporter covering the South Strand. She has served as the managing editor and the news editor of The Sunflower, an independent, student-run newspaper covering Wichita State University. During her time there, she won several Kansas Collegiate Media awards for her investigative reporting and for feature writing. While she served as managing editor, The Sunflower won awards from the Associated College Press and the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government. She has been with The Sun News since 2020. She was born in Ohio and grew up in Wichita, Kansas. She is fluent in Arabic.





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