Driver hit two utility poles, knocked out power in parts of Florence

Power has been restored to most businesses and homes after police say the driver of a Ford pickup hit two utility poles on South Irby Street in downtown Florence Tuesday afternoon.

Major Carlos Raines with Florence police said it appeared the 69-year-old driver veered across the opposite lanes and hit the utility poles.

Traffic is being redirected as crews work to clean up from the accident.

Raines said the investigation is ongoing to determine what if any charges will be filed against the driver.

We will post updates to this story when more information is made available.