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SUV strikes utility pole on Hwy. 17, causes lane closures

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

A traffic accident caused some delays on Highway 17 Sunday morning.

At approximately 9 a.m., a SUV struck a utility pole causing some nearby power-lines to fall.

According to the Mount Pleasant Police Department, the accident occurred in the 500 block of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard.

This resulted in the closures of northbound and southbound lanes of both Highway 17 and Frontage Road between Houston Northcutt and Shelmore Boulevard.

The driver of SUV was transported to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

SCEG (South Carolina Electric & Gas) responded to the scene to raise the fallen lines.

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