Construction Accident Causes Power Outage for 1,000 in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 28, 10:00 a.m. – Nearly 1,000 customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) lost power for 90 minutes Monday morning following a construction accident. No injuries were reported.

At 7:33 a.m., a backhoe being used by a construction crew on Old Vineland Road in Kissimmee struck a utility pole and brought down a 13,200-volt power line. The resulting outage affected 965 customers along West Vine Street, West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and areas adjacent to Old Vineland Road.

KUA crews rebuilt the line and restored power at 9 a.m.

The construction crews were not affiliated with the utility.

Founded in 1901, KUA ( is Florida’s sixth largest municipally-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116