Tractor trailer crash downs power pole, lines in Mauldin

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GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A power pole broken in a tractor trailer crash caused hundreds to lose power in Mauldin on Wednesday morning.

Laurens Electric Cooperative (LEC) said 418 customers were without power in a tweet at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday.

The cooperative said a tractor trailer broke a power pole, downing lines, in the crash.

It happened on Old Mill Road.

Mauldin High School was affected in the power outage. 

Greenville County Schools spokesperson Beth Brotherton said power was briefly off Wednesday morning, but was back on by 8:35 a.m. 

Laurie Riser with LEC said crews were able to reroute and restore power to about 100 customers.

Crews had to wait for first responders to clear the scene before they could remove damaged equipment, set a pole and restring lines, according to LEC.

The cooperative announced that power had been fully restored.

Mauldin police say the crash also caused surrounding traffic lights to go off.  

Police say the truck driver was removed after becoming trapped in the wreckage.

7News is told the driver wasn’t hurt and no other parties were involved in the wreck.

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