FPL hopes to have power restored in Miami-Dade, Broward counties by Tuesday night

Many South Florida residents remain frustrated this week, as they are going on week two with no power following Hurricane Irma.

Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden visited a North Miami neighborhood on Monday that remains in the dark.

But Florida Power & Light crews were there, as they have been working around the clock to try to restore power.

An FPL spokeswoman said 95 percent of Miami-Dade County is with power, but there are still thousands without it.

She said they're hoping to have power restored in Miami-Dade and Broward counties by Tuesday night.

In the meantime, crews were out early to Palmetto Bay, one of the hardest hit areas in Miami-Dade County.

The biggest challenge was clearing debris after huge trees toppled onto power lines, creating a challenging situation for crews going neighborhood to neighborhood.

By Monday afternoon, there were 37,060 FPL customers without power in Miami-Dade County and 9,080 without power in Broward County.

There were 18,684 Florida Keys Electric and Keys Energy customers without power Monday afternoon in the Florida Keys.

Click here for updated numbers on power outages throughout South Florida.

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