Thousands in the dark in Lake Worth

LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - Thousands of residents in Lake Worth are no longer without power after the electricity was off for several hours on Sunday evening.

Update: Power was fully restored at 12:30 Monday morning.

The outage affected 16,000 customers and was caused by a lightning strike that hit a transformer,  said Lake Worth City Manager Michael Bornstein.

Previously: Thousands of residents in Lake Worth have been without power for several hours on Sunday evening.

Utility crews are feverishly working to restore power, and 5,000 customers still remain without power in the south and central parts of the city, said Michael Bornstein, City Manager of Lake Worth.

The major power outage affected 16,000 customers and was caused by a lightning strike that hit a transformer, Bornstein said.

Power lines are expected to be restored by midnight on Sunday, said Bornstein.

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