Fire officials say U.S. 17 is closed just south of back gate

mprabhu@thesunnews.comJanuary 12, 2014 

All lanes on U.S. 17 bypass were closed Sunday night around 9 p.m. as the Horry County Fire Department assisted the S.C. Department of Transportation after a crash damaged a light pole, fire officials said.

All seven lanes of U.S. 17 near Coventry Boulevard were closed while the SCDOT worked to repair the light.

“DOT said [lanes] will be down for 45 minutes to an hour,” fire spokesman Brian VanAernem said.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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