A vehicle crashed into power lines Wednesday morning and has caused power outages at a Little River hospital, said Battalion Chief John Fowler with Horry County Fire Rescue.
People were momentarily stuck in elevators at McLeod Seacoast Hospital after a vehicle struck power lines on Highway 9, Fowler said. The crash also caused fire alarms to activate at the hospital.
Highway 9 in front of the hospital is shut down, Fowler said.
It’s unknown if there are any injuries in the crash.
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South Carolina Highway Patrol and Santee Cooper are on scene assisting.
Santee Cooper’s website said 2 p.m. is the estimated time for power restoration.
Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong