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Power knocked out after 18-wheeler clips utility pole

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The tractor-trailer pulled down a power pole and lines at the intersection of Waddell Rand Warehouse Court. (Sept. 12. 2012/FOX Carolina) The tractor-trailer pulled down a power pole and lines at the intersection of Waddell Rand Warehouse Court. (Sept. 12. 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A tractor-trailer hit a power pole near Wade Hampton High School Wednesday morning, knocking out power to the surrounding areas.

The crash happened about 6 a.m. at Waddell Road and W. Warehouse Court, closing Waddell Road between Rutherford and West Lee roads, officials said.

The truck was hauling large steel beams.

According to Duke Energy, more than 2,900 customers were without power in Greenville County Wednesday morning.

Duke Energy crews were at the scene working to assess the power line damage and repair it. They said they hope to have the power back on by noon, but that could change depending on how much damage they find.

SLIDESHOW: Power pole hangs mid-air after hit by 18-wheeler

Traffic lights are out along Wade Hampton Boulevard in the area, so drivers are warned to use caution, slow down and treat intersections as a four-way stop if officers are not directing traffic.

Troopers said the 18-wheeler clipped the power pole, suspending it in the air.

Drivers should avoid they area, as Waddell Road was closed while utility crews worked on the lines.

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