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Unstable scaffolding keeps section of Orange Avenue closed in Downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — A stretch of Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando remained closed Friday morning because of unstable scaffolding,

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The impacted area is between Church and Jackson Streets.

Police have been diverting all vehicle and pedestrian traffic because of concerns that the scaffolding could fall.

Thursday morning, Orlando police evacuated nearby buildings.

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Channel 9 has been monitoring the leaning scaffolding, which has caused a bit of panic among residents, workers, and businesses.

Police, along with fire officials, said they are working to safely stabilize the scaffolding.

Several businesses in downtown Orlando have been forced to temporarily close because of the unstable scaffolding and the dangers it presents.

It comes at a horrible time for bars and restaurants, as it’s the busiest time of the week for them.

The scaffolding is impacting the busiest sections of downtown, including a stretch along Orange Avenue between Jackson and East Pine streets.

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The road could be closed for seven days, stalling at least one busy weekend for several business in downtown Orlando.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.

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