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Port Royal power outage caused by truck crash

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Crash on Ribaut Road halts traffic, turns off power in Port Royal (Photo: Ian Dembling)

The city of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department says a truck colliding with a utility pole Sunday morning is to blame for a large power outage in the city.

Fire chief Reece Bertholf tells FOX 28 the crash happened on Ribaut Road around 5:30 a.m. and involved a 2005 red Dodge pickup truck.

The person inside the car was not injured.

Power wasn't restored to the town for several hours.