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      Traffic shut down on Highway 17 in Mt. Pleasant

      MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Wind-blown power lines created backups on Highway 17 in Mt. Pleasant Wednesday evening.{}

      According to officials, the intersection at Shelmore and Johnnie Dodds boulevards was shut down while crews repaired the lines. Initially, officials said there was a blown transformer in the area.

      Officials said at 6 p.m. that power had been restored to everyone in the area. {}

      Traffic was backed up in both north and southbound directions. Police officers were directing traffic onto frontage roads around the area.{}

      At the scene, few businesses appeared to be without power. Other news agencies reported downed lines in the area, but none were visible{}

      Officials have not said how long the intersection would be shut down or what caused the transformer to blow.{}

      Stay with ABCNews4 for more on this developing story.

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