LEESBURG, Fla. – Power has been restored to more than 12,000 customers in Leesburg after a bolt of lightning struck Duke Energy’s transmission system Tuesday night, officials said.
Three substations were knocked offline, and the Leesburg East Substation, an electrical substation near North Boulevard, caught fire.
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At one point, the city of Leesburg reported 12,600 customers without power.
Leesburg Fire Rescue cautioned drivers to treat intersections as a four-way stop during the power outage.
No injuries were reported.
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