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Semi-truck knocks down power lines outside fairgrounds


Opening day of the Coastal Carolina Fair experienced an unwelcomed surprise Thursday after a semi-truck took down some power lines in front of the fairground.

No worries, the gates at the fair still opened as scheduled. 

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, a semi-truck took out some power lines on Hwy 78 around 2:30 p.m., causing a power outage on the fairgrounds. It is not known what parts of the fairground were affected. 

The accident took place before the fair's 3 p.m. scheduled opening. 

Authorities are on the scene working to restore the power, and things appear to be running as normal at the fair.

Live 5 News will keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

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