Power was restored Tuesday for most of Florida after a failed switch and fire at an electrical substation outside Miami triggered widespread blackouts across the state.
Utility workers were still trying to piece together exactly what happened, Florida Power and Light President Armando Olivera said.
Olivera said disconnect switch failed at 1:08 p.m. at the automated substation west of Miami, and a piece of equipment that controls voltage caught fire about the same time. Neither failure by itself would have caused a widespread outage, he said. Read full article »
CNN's Susan Candiotti, John Zarrella, Rich Phillips, Cristy Lenz, John Couwels, Allan Chernoff and Jeanne Meserve contributed to this report.