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Large Duke Energy power outage disrupts traffic signals in St. Pete

Posted at 3:50 PM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 16:32:46-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A large Duke Energy power outage in Pinellas County disrupted traffic signals in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, according to police.

Initially, more than 14,000 Duke Energy customers in Pinellas County were without power on Tuesday afternoon, according to the company's power outage map. By 3:45 p.m., the number of outages in Pinellas County was down to just under 6,000.

Power Outage Maps & Resources

The first outages in Pinellas County were reported around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The outage was caused by damage to Duke Energy's transmission lines.

According to St. Petersburg Police, the outage caused a number of traffic signals to stop working. 



The traffic lights were all working again by 4:30 p.m., according to St. Pete Police.