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      Car versus utility pole creates large power outage in Florence

      Update: Power restored

      A car hit a utility pole in East Florence and caused thousands of people to be without power Wednesday night.

      Around 7:30, a car ran into a utility pole near Freedom Boulevard and Gilbert Drive, according to firefighters.

      Progress Energy says more than 2,000 people were without power at one point.