Published: Oct 09, 2012 3:58 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla -- Florida Power and Light is telling WINK News 4,600 customers were without power Tuesday afternoon.  That number has dropped to 1,000 as of 4 p.m.

FPL says the outage happened at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday.  They say there are a couple lines out in the Fort Myers area.  Crews hope to have power restored by 5 p.m.  The cause of the power outage is unknown.