Crash downs power lines, closes Ben Sawyer Boulevard in Mount Pleasant

A crash Monday afternoon closed Ben Sawyer Boulevard and knocked out power to nearly 4,000 customers in the Mount Pleasant area, police and utility officials said.

The wreck was reported around 1 p.m. at Ben Sawyer Boulevard and Center Street.

Power lines stretched across the road, blocking one of the access routes to Sullivan’s Island.

S.C. Electric & Gas was expected to restore power to most customers by 3 p.m.

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