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Sailboat causes power outage on Sanibel Island

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Posted at 2:10 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 14:31:13-04

SANIBEL, Fla. -- The Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) reports an island-wide power outage on Sanibel due to a sailboat accident.

LCEC says a sailboat hit transmission lines to the island Tuesday afternoon.

As of 1:40 p.m., there was an island-wide power outage on Sanibel.

LCEC crews are working to restore power.

You can monitor LCEC power outages HERE or call (239) 656-2300.

**UPDATE** -- As of 2:30 p.m., the LCEC power outage map reports that power has been restored.