Power restored to majority of 13,000 in Temple Terrace, TECO says

TEMPLE TERRACE — About 13,000 people lost power late Wednesday morning after three Tampa Electric substations went off line.

Power was restored to a majority of the customers by 11:49 a.m., according to TECO.

TECO said it lost power at its Fowler Avenue, 46th Street and McKinley substations about 11 a.m. after a cross arm on a transmission pole broke. The pole broke about 10:39 a.m.

The University of South Florida lost power to its Sun Dome as students were checking in for the fall semester, said Lt. Meg Ross, a police spokeswoman.

She said the building had a backup generator and there wasn't a significant impact on students.

At least three other buildings and some traffic lights lost power, she said.

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Power restored to majority of 13,000 in Temple Terrace, TECO says 08/18/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 1:18pm]

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