'Equipment issues' cause large power outage in Destin

Special to The Log

More than 800 Gulf Power customers were without power Thursday evening, due to equipment issues with a power pole along U.S. Highway 98 in Destin.

Driving along the roadway, motorists traveling westbound saw substantial delays as crews worked to replace the pole. Lights were out along the highway from roughly Stahlman Avenue to almost Benning Drive.

Gulf Power's Rick DelaHaya told The Log all repairs were completed and power was restored by 8:50 p.m. Thursday.