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Tallahassee hardening electric system before Nate

The city of Tallahassee’s utility system has “made significant progress” on electric transmission line upgrades as Tropical Storm Nate heads toward the Panhandle, the city said Thursday.

“At this time, daytime lane closures are no longer anticipated,” a press release said. “Crews will work overnight to complete the upgrades, which will enhance electric reliability.”

Yesterday, the city said it would expedite utility line work, “given the recent forecast of potential severe weather to impact Tallahassee in the coming days.”

The work includes upgrading transmission lines that cross Thomasville Road north of Interstate 10.

Forecasters now say Nate is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast by Sunday.

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