MYRTLE BEACH — Drivers should expect delays on S.C. 90 while emergency crews repair a natural gas leak at 7011 S.C. 90, according to officials.
A construction crew mistakenly drilled into a natural gas line that runs along S.C. 90 and caused the leak about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Julius Graham with Horry County Fire Rescue.
Firefighters and hazardous materials crews responded to the location to assess the situation and have evacuated the area for safety, Graham said. Horry County police and troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol were notified to assist with traffic direction.
Officials with SCE&G were notified to repair the line, Graham said.
The leak is in the area of S.C. 22 and could impact drivers until crews deem the area safe for travel.
The leak occurred after a crew with Horry Electric Cooperative hit the line while setting a pole, said Penelope D. Hinson, a spokeswoman for the electric company. She did not have any other details about the incident.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
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