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Damaged power line shuts off electricity at local McDonald's
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Damaged power line shuts off electricity at local McDonald's

Damaged power line shuts off electricity at local McDonald's

Damaged power line shuts off electricity at local McDonald's

A pole caught on fire on Merril Road and Townsend Blvd this afternoon.

JEA crews are working to repair it.

"Approximately 1500 of our customers temporarily lost power. Everyone is back on except for the McDonald's."

Jacksonville police say there were loud popping sounds and sparks flying but nobody was hurt. We've learned the electricity at the nearby McDonalds isn't expected to be back on until 9pm.


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