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Power outage along South Main, S.C. 903

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By Greg Summers

Duke Energy is reporting that 1,874 customers in Lancaster County are currently without power.
The outage was reported at 1:04 p.m. Monday after several businesses in the South Main Street area lost power. Outages were also reported along the S.C. 903 corridor as far out as the Antioch community.

"A tractor trailer caught a cable line and pulled down three power poles. It didn't pull down our power lines, but they're on the ground due to the broken poles," said Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran.

City police have blocked off the section of Arch Street between Ferguson Street and Glenwood Avenue as crews make repairs. A tractor trailer loaded with an oversized tank was drivng away from that area. Both the Municipal Justice Center and city fire Station 1 are operating off back-up generators.

The estimated time of restoration was estimated at 3:45 p.m. Monday. However, Jiran said the timetable has been moved up to about 2:30 p.m.

"The good news is we're going to be able to temporary reroute the service and our folks are working on that right now. Our crews will then start working to get new poles in the ground and the lines back up," he said. 

Just before 3 p.m., power was still partially out with a restoration time of 5:15 p.m.

This is a continuing story. Check back to updates.

Follow reporter Greg Summers on Twitter @GregSummersTLN or contact him at (803) 283-1156.