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SCE&G: School bus hits power pole, forces early dismissal of nearby school

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A school bus hit a power pole Friday morning, downing lines and causing the power outage affecting a West Ashley school.

The accident happened near the area of William Kennerty Drive, where West Ashley Middle School is located, according to SCE&G spokesperson Kim Asbill, who says crews from the utility are on the scene.

The power outage forced West Ashley Middle School to dismiss students at 11:05 a.m. Friday morning. Buses began picking up students after the dismissal, the Charleston County School District confirmed.

According to SCE&G's website, power in the area is expected to be restored around 1:30 p.m.

Parents of students were notified of the situation before the school dismissed students.

No students were on the bus at the time of the incident and the driver was not injured, according to Durham Bus Services spokesperson Molly Hart. The driver said an oncoming car traveling in the wrong direction caused the accident, Hart said.

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