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SCE&G: Crews remove downed power lines on Long Point Rd.

A portion of Long Point Road near Shipping Lane is blocked by downed power lines. (Photo Source: Michael Hughes) A portion of Long Point Road near Shipping Lane is blocked by downed power lines. (Photo Source: Michael Hughes)
Traffic backed up onto I-526, police say. (Photo Source: Marcia Jones) Traffic backed up onto I-526, police say. (Photo Source: Marcia Jones)
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

SCE&G crews say they have removed downed power lines from the roadway on Long Point Road.

The downed lines, shut down a  portion of Long Point Road near Shipping Lane, causing a backup all the way to the Wando Bridge on I-526 because of trucks waiting to exit the interstate, Mount Pleasant Inspector Chip Googe said

SCE&G crews arrived on the scene shortly before 1 p.m. Monday and were initially waiting for a bucket truck to repair the lines, Googe said. 

Police were also on the scene directing traffic to help motorists avoid them.

The cause is believed to be a truck that hit the lines as it passed by, Googe said.

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