Power goes out on more than 25 Hillsborough County departments

TAMPA — Officials have closed the downtown county center and sent workers home due to a power outage.

The building houses the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners, most constitutional officers, the County Administrator, and more than 25 other county departments and agencies. It lost power late Tuesday morning.

A limited number of generators kept some lights on. But most were out, as were the elevators.

Tampa Electric crews responded to the 28-story County Center building, located at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., around 11 a.m., spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the outage or when the power would be back up and running.

Repair estimates posted on TECO's website said the building's electricity should be back on by 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

County spokesman Willie Puz said it's unclear yet when the building will re-open Wednesday.

Power goes out on more than 25 Hillsborough County departments 09/27/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 3:24pm]

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