NEW INFO: Part Of Evans St. In Greenville Open After Downed Line

By: Carly Swain
By: Carly Swain

Greenville police have reopened Evans St. between Greenville Blvd. and Regency after a power line snapped there overnight.

Greenville Utilities crews said it took nearly two hours to get the majority of 1,400 people back on the grid after outages Wednesday morning.

Officials said both a transformer issue and power pole snap caused the problem around 12:45 a..m

By 2:45 a.m., crews were able to restore nearly 95% of people to full power, according to a GUC dispatcher.

Officials said a few buildings along Victoria Court were the last to be back on the grid at 3 a.m.

Still no word on what caused the power pole to snap or if the transformer issue was weather related.


Police said a snapped power pole in Greenville is leaving nearly 1,400 people in the dark and cold early Wednesday morning.

Greenville Utilities officials tell WITN a power pole seemingly snapped around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, stringing live lines across Evans Street.

Officers on scene said the pole is suspended over part of Evans Street, making it unsafe for drivers to travel in that area.

Officers are posted near the intersection of Evans and Greenville Boulevard, with blue lights flashing and flares in the road to alert drivers of the closure.

Traffic lights at that intersection are also not functioning.

Police said it appears a transformer blew, causing the outage. No word yet if that is weather related.

Crews are currently on scene working to replace the pole and restore power.

No word yet on an time when GUC customers can expect full restoration in the area.

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