Cold weather caused Southwest Florida power outages

Around 9200 Florida Power Light customers in Southwest Florida lost power at some point Thursday as temperatures dipped.

An FPL spokesman said that as people turned on their heat, it led to strains on the grid that caused power outages.

Crews worked to restore power and by the end of Thursday only a few hundred outages were being reported  in Southwest Florida.

FPL recommends to set heat at 68 or lower in order to avoid issues and increased costs to electric bills.

Reporter:Lauren Sweeney
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