Rivers Ave. remains closed after early morning accident

Power lines were down after the early-morning crash. (Source: Live 5)
Power lines were down after the early-morning crash. (Source: Live 5)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Rivers Avenue remains closed after a crash in North Charleston knocked down an electric pole.

Nearly all of the 322 customers who were without power before 5 a.m. have had power restored, according to the utility's website.

An earlier estimate stated power would be restored by 5 a.m., but that was extended to 8 a.m.  By 7:30 a.m., only about 20 residents were still listed as being without power.

Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch says the call about a crash on Rivers Avenue near Hanahan Road came in at 2:06 a.m.

There was no immediate word on injuries.

The crash itself is cleared, but a portion of Rivers Avenue is closed because of a downed electric pole.

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