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Duke Energy restores power to thousands of residents in Tampa Bay, hundreds still affected

Posted: 4:39 AM, Jan 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-04 21:11:33Z
Thousands without power in Pinellas County

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Thousands of people in Tampa Bay were without Thursday morning.

Duke Energy first reported over 10,000 customers without power in Pinellas County early Thursday. The majority of those outages were in St. Petersburg. The first reports of outages came in at 2:35 a.m. Thursday. By 4:52 a.m., only 8,650 customers reportedly were without power. 

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By 5 a.m., several power outages were additionally reported in Pasco County, Polk County and Citrus County.

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The outage was caused by damage to the Duke Energy transmission lines.

As of 2 p.m. Thursday nearly 200 customers were without power.

For those affected by the power outage, Duke Energy's outage map shows currently reported power outages and includes the estimated times of restoration you can expect to see in your area