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45,000 LCEC customers power restored after outage

Posted at 7:56 PM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 19:52:12-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County Electric Co-op is working to find out what made a transmission line malfunction and cause a large power outage across Southwest Florida Monday night. 

Witnesses that spoke with Four in Your Corner say that Immokalee was without power for nearly two hours, and it didn't return until 9:00 p.m. 

Everglades City, Lehigh Acres, and Ave Maria were also affected.  Power returned to Ave Maria around 8:30 pm.

UPDATE 12:10 a.m. -- LCEC reports power for all 45,00 impacted customers has been restored.

7:56 p.m.-- All Lee County Electric Cooperative customers in Lehigh Acres, Immokalee, Everglades City & Ave Maria lost power for more than an hour Monday night.  45,000 customers were affected.

LCEC Spokesperson Karen Ryan says there was a problem with a transmission line.  The company isn't exactly sure what caused it.  But Ryan says teams will analyze what went wrong tomorrow.