Power outage causes traffic headache near downtown Orlando

OUC says substation issue knocked out power to 4,000 customers

A power outage affects traffic in Orlando.
A power outage affects traffic in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A power outage caused some mayhem on Orlando roads during Friday's morning rush hour.

The Orlando Utilities Commission  said the outage was caused around 7:45 a.m. by an issue at a substation.

Crews with Orlando Utilities are working to restore power to 4,000 customers near downtown.

Several traffic lights, including some near Robinson Street, lost power. 

Orlando police directed traffic at the problem areas, but roads were backed up in several places.


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