KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — A major power outage in the lower Florida Keys is being blamed on a sailboat which got stuck in transmission lines on Monday morning, officials said.
The electricity went out for about 30,000 customers shortly before 9:30 a.m., Julio Torrado, spokesman for Keys Energy Services, told the Miami Herald.READ MORE: 3 Rushed To Area Hospitals Following Shooting At Aventura Mall
The company said in a Facebook post that the sailboat got stuck about a half mile from the north end of the Seven Mile Bridge.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said a Marathon Fire Rescue crew was removing people from the sailboat about 10:30 a.m. Monday. It was unknown whether there were any injuries to those on the sailboat.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant Faces Rape Charges In Palm Beach County
Once the sailboat is removed, the power can be restored.
A similar incident involving a sailboat hitting transmission lines next to the Seven Mile Bridge happened in October 2018, the newspaper reported. That incident also knocking out power to about 30,000 homes.MORE NEWS: COVID In Florida: 3,977 New Cases, 66 Additional Deaths Reported Saturday
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