Truck crashes into fallen tree, shuts down road in Aiken County

Published: May. 31, 2022 at 5:51 AM EDT
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WARRENVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A truck crashed into a fallen tree in Aiken County, causing a road to be blocked for nearly five hours.

The accident happened around 5:25 a.m. Tuesday morning, on Augusta Road at Hillman Street.

Dispatch says the call came in as an accident with injuries, however first responders on scene canceled the EMS call. No other injuries were reported.

Parts of Augusta Road were blocked as power crews work to clean the debris.

According to the Dominion Energy outage map, downed powerlines from the tree left about 297 customers without power. Crews originally gave 9:30 a.m. as the estimated restoration time.

Around 10:30 a.m., the company map reported that all power was restored to the area.

South Carolina Department of Transportation, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, and South Carolina Highway Patrol all responded to the accident.

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