Tag Archives: Gainesville Regional Utilities

Falling tree crushes car, closes University Avenue

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

A falling tree took down power lines and crushed a car on University Avenue near NW 27th Terrace, blocking both lanes of traffic. One woman was taken to Shands hospital with minor injuries.

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Gainesville CRA takes next step in city’s vision for the power district

By on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

Demolition crews will begin work Wednesday morning on the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency’s Power District Catalyst Warehouse and site.  The site is located at the former Gainesville Regional Utilities warehouse building just east of the Kelly Power Plant. Once demolition is [...]

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Fanfares is back

By on July 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Fanfares and Fireworks will be returning to Gainesville Tuesday, July 3 beginning at 7 p.m. at the University of Florida bandshell at Flavet Field on the University of Florida campus. Fanfares and Fireworks is presented by the UF division of [...]

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GRU prepares for falling trees as Tropical Storm Debby approaches

By on June 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

As Tropical Storm Debby slowly makes its way to North Central Florida, Gainesville Regional Utilities has people on standby to monitor the situation around the city. Because of the potential for strong winds and heavy rain, GRU says trees could fall and [...]

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Utilities stress preparation at official start of hurricane season

By on May 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

The hurricane season does not offically begin until tomorrow, June 1st. However there have been two storms named already in 2012.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports area utilities encourage the public to be prepared now. Alachua County received some [...]

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Gainesville recognized for solar power adoption

By on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: September 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

Gainesville is attracting attention for its per-capita use of solar energy, which is growing fast as a result of a GRU solar feed-in tariff program.  WUFT-TV’s Brian Penter reports.

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Severe weather caused a few headaches in North Central Florida

By on April 5th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Cleanup has begun across the state after severe weather early this morning caused traffic delays, downed power lines and knocked over trees. Spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, Gina Busscher says storm debris caused several traffic delays. Law enforcement [...]

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