Replacement Transformer Arrives for Utility Substation

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 27, 2012 – Thursday morning marks the arrival of a high-voltage electrical transformer to Kissimmee Utility Authority’s Clay Street Substation in Kissimmee. The 231,000-pound transformer replaces one that was destroyed in an explosion at the substation last August.

The 230,000/69,000-volt transformer arrived in Kissimmee by rail and will be moved to the substation by special hauling truck Thursday morning, between the hours of 9-11 a.m. The transformer will be moved from Avenue A to US 17-92, then to Hoagland Blvd. to Clay Street to Dawes Ave. Osceola County deputies will be assisting with the move.

Motorists are advised of potential traffic delays and should be aware that when movers are crossing the Shingle Creek Bridge, they will need to be the only vehicle on the bridge, and will be moving at a speed limit of 3 mph. Traffic will be stopped for approximately 10 minutes, causing delays on Hoagland Blvd., Old Tampa Hwy., and Clay Street.

Although extensive investigation has been ongoing since the accident, the parties involved are still trying to determine its cause.

Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836