Downed Power Line Snarls Traffic

Traffic is back to normal after a power outage Monday morning knocked out more than a dozen stoplights, some at pretty major intersections. The power also went out to more than a thousand homes in Greenville.

Greenville Police say they dispatched officers to help direct traffic when about 15 stoplights went out, mainly between the Stantonsburg and Memorial intersection to the intersection of Memorial and Arlington.

Greenville Utilities says the power outage lasted from 7:31 a.m. through 7:57 a.m. Monday. A power line down at the corner of Tyson and Third St. was the culprit, officials say.

A total of 1,048 GUC customers lost power, according to the utility company.


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  • by driver Location: greenville on Mar 22, 2010 at 08:46 AM
    at 7:50am the lights at Dickinson/memorial and statonsburg/memorial were out with NO police directing traffic, good job GPD. And the cop at Arlington/Dickinson had to be a genius having his car blocking one of the straight lane, how many wrecks were they trying to cause today?
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