Power restored to thousands of Duke Energy customers in Orange and Seminole counties

2,706 were without power on Christmas Eve

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Thousands of Duke Energy customers in Orange and Seminole counties had their power restored after a Christmas Eve outage, according to a spokesperson with the company.

Around 9 p.m., the company reported that 2,706 customers in the East Orange County and Seminole County area were without power. By 11 p.m., the outages were restored, according to Duke Energy.

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The outages come at a time when Central Florida is experiencing one of the coldest Christmases on record, with highs on Sunday struggling to climb out of the 40s.

A representative from Duke Energy said the cause of the outage was an underground cable failure.

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