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Car accident causes power outage on Columbia's Garners Ferry Road

According to the Dominion Energy map, about 575 outages are reported including Woodhill Mall.
Credit: Tai Wong/WLTX
Car accident on Garners Ferry road causes power outage for over 500 homes and businesses

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A power outage on the southeast side of Columbia is effecting several hundred customers, including a strip mall. 

By 9:30 p.m. all outages had been restored. 

Dominion Energy says a car accident around 7 p.m. in the 6000 block of Garners Ferry Road is responsible for the outage. That's near the Woodhill Mall and several stores and apartment complexes nearby.

The accident happened around 7 p.m. 

Columbia Police Lt. Bryant said that it was a two car collision and one of the cars hit a power pole.  No one was injured and the accident is still being investigated by the police. 

Dominion Energy spokesperson Matt Long said that about 575 customers are without power. Long said they are working on restoring the power to those customers.  

Some businesses in the area, including at the mall, appeared to have lights on, but it was unclear if that was from a backup generator.