Hundreds without power after accident in Spartanburg


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — Crews are working to restore power to hundreds of customers after a truck took out a power line on Friday morning.

The accident happened on Howard Street.

The street was blocked between California Avenue and Dexter Road while crews repaired power lines.

Trooper Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said no one was hurt in the accident.

Hovis said a driver made a delivery at a nearby business and left with a boon up, which struck a power line. He said the tension from the lines snapped a power pole.

Duke Energy reports 53 customers in the area are without power as of 10:30 a.m. – down from almost 650 customers shortly after the accident.

Duke estimates power will be restored by noon Friday.

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