About 600 Harlem residents went without power for about six hours this morning after a power pole snapped following a wreck.
No one was injured in the wreck that occurred just after 6 a.m.
Willie Edwards, 60, of North Augusta, was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra K3500 truck pulling a gooseneck trailer on Harlem-Grovetown Road. Distracted by conversation with the three passengers, Mr. Edwards said he did not see the stop sign at Harlem-Grovetown Road in time to stop the John Deere Co. vehicle, said Harlem Department of Public Safety Officer Bryan Addenbrook.
Mr. Edwards made the left turn onto N. Louisville Street, but veered wide, striking the power pole and a mailbox.
Power to the 600 residents was restored by noon, a Georgia Power Co. spokesman said.
Officer Addenbrook said crews were on the scene this afternoon working to restore cable and telephone services.
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