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Editor’s note: This article was updated at 1:15 p.m. with the latest information.

All lanes on a portion of May River Road in Bluffton were closed for multiple hours Saturday morning after a vehicle collided with a power pole, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The pole fell near Gascoigne Bluff Road, a Sheriff’s Office news release said.

About 150 people experienced a power outage in that area, according to a Dominion Energy South Carolina map. The power was restored by 1:15 p.m.

Google Maps showed moderate to heavy traffic in the area for most of the morning and into early afternoon, which is near Rose Dhu Creek Plantation, Hampton Hall, and Barton’s Run.

Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.

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