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Orange City's historic Heritage Inn evacuated due to odor
Power outages confirmed in area; traffic lights out
By Jen Horton
posted Mar 8, 2013 - 11:22:31am
UPDATE: 11:33 A.M.: Power outages in Orange City have shut down traffic lights in the southwest section of the city.
Progress Energy is reporting an outage affecting between 1,001 and 3,000 customers in the Orange City Hills area.
The energy company's website estimates the power will be restored at 12:30 p.m. today, March 8.
A few miles north on Volusia Avenue, historic The Heritage Inn at 300 S. Volusia Ave. was evacuated this morning due to an odor, possibly of natural gas.
Orange City Police Cmdr. Jason Sampsell said the Fire Department was called out. Sampsell said just after 11 a.m. that there were non-emergency vehicles at the inn, and officials were checking on the source of the odor.
REPORTED EARLIER: According to a caller to The Beacon this morning, March 8, the Heritage Inn at 300 S. Volusia Ave. in Orange City has been evacuated, possibly because of a suspected gas leak.
The Orange City Police Department also confirmed there are power outages in the area of the historic inn, which is at the heart of Orange City on U.S. Highway 17-92.
More information is being gathered and will be reported here as soon as possible.
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