Power Restored to Kissimmee Homes After Car Hits Pole

KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 1, 2017 – Nearly 1,000 homes in Kissimmee were without power on New Year’s Day after a car struck a concrete utility pole.

The collision occurred along Pleasant Hill Road at 11:38 a.m., causing the pole to break in half. The outage left 938 customers without power.

Utility crews were able to restore service to 713 customers at 12:27 pm. The remaining 225 customers were restored at 1:20 p.m.

Crews continue work to replace the damaged pole and restring the electrical wire.

Founded in 1901, KUA (https://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 70,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.