Thursday, June 07, 2007

Electricity Out In LaBelle

Electric Expected To Be Out for 10 Hours in Port LaBelle Area

LABELLE, FL. -- Electric went out in much of LaBelle, areas south of LaBelle, and Port LaBelle Thursday night about 7:40 p.m. Residents waited for FPL linemen to reach LaBelle to begin repairing a pole that took out electric service for about 10,000 people. Crews began restoring power about 9:30 for parts of the city of LaBelle.

Unfortunately, for the remainder of residents in Port LaBelle and State Road 29 South, electric is expected to be out of service until about 5:30 a.m. Friday morning as FPL replaces a pole. A fire was reported on a pole at Case Road and S.R. 29 South Thursday about 9 p.m. It is unknown at this time whether this was related to the widespread electrical problems.

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