Power restored for more than 3,500 after car crashes into utility pole

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The power is back on for more than 3,500 SCE&G customers after a car crashed into a utility pole.

SCE&G confirms an outage on Folly Beach was caused by a car crashing into a utility pole on Folly Road, near Harris Teeter. The incident happened around 2:40 a.m.

Lanes were closed on Folly Road at Needlegrass as authorities responded. According to the Charleston Police Department, a driver approaching the intersection lost control of his vehicle and skidded into the pole before hitting a wooden fence and flipping over.

Power was restored shortly after 5:30 a.m. after crews replaced the pole.

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