Impacts to Lakeland: Hurricane Irma | 9/15 - 2 PM Update


Irma Update 9/15 - 2 PM

Lakeland, FL (September 15, 2017) Lakeland Electric reports that 9,700 customers are currently without power.

Areas with the Most Significant Damage

Lakeland Electric teams have identified the areas with the most significant damage which include:

  • Lake Hollingsworth Area (Southwest side of the lake)
  • Southgate Area (Beacon Road South to Imperial)
  • Sylvester Road Area (West of 98 and between Sylvester and Crystal Lake Road)

Timeline

Some customers in these areas, BUT NOT ALL, can expect 4 -5 more days without power. These areas affect approximately 2,000 customers.

If you are not on this list, expect to have power by the end of the day Sunday.

Please note: These are our best ESTIMATES at this time. If we encounter new issues, this timeline may change.


Major Areas of Restoration

Here is a list of all major areas where restoration is taking place at this time:

NORTHWEST QUADRANT

  • Gib Galloway Road: Crews are working and expect to complete this job today.
  • Marcum Road 98: We expect this to be completed today.
  • Lincoln Avenue: Crews are working, but restoration will be ongoing.

NORTHEAST QUADRANT

  • Old Polk City Road: This extensive rebuilding job is progressing, we expect to be completed Sunday.
  • Polk City: Parts of the city were re-energized from Commonwealth Ave. 

    We are only able to power a limited load at this time. Polk City has been assessed. In the next two days, crews will begin making repairs in anticipation of power restoration from the distribution line at Old Polk City Road.
  • Combee Area: We have crews working in this area.

SOUTHWEST QUADRANT

  • Hollingsworth Road: Crews are working and expect to complete this job today.
  • Lunn Road Area: Crews continue working in this area.

SOUTHEAST QUADRANT

  • South Florida Avenue: Crews will be working today and expect to complete this job today or tomorrow.
  • Brannen Road: Crews will be working today and expect to complete this job today or tomorrow.

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