Power restored after crash involving utility pole, roadway reopened

VIDEO: Crash involving utility pole shuts down portion of Carolina Ave. in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Power to more than 200 electric customers in Summerville has been restored after a collision involving a utility pole shut down a roadway.

The crash happened at approximately 4 a.m. Monday morning on Carolina Avenue near Tupper Lane, according Summerville Police Sgt. Chris Hirsch.

Dominion Energy reported an outage affecting 229 people in that area. Power was restored to all customers at approximately 8:43 a.m., Dominion Energy spokesman Paul Fischer said.

The initial investigation indicates a vehicle ran off the roadway and the driver over-corrected causing the vehicle to flip over and hit a power pole, Hirsch said. That caused traffic lights to malfunction.

When police arrived on the scene, the driver was gone, Hirsch said.

A portion of Carolina Avenue between Central Avenue and Highway 17 was closed because of the crash. The roadway has since reopened.

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