Power outage in Phenix City blamed on squirrel

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Sunday, October 31, 2010

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) -- A squirrel is being blamed for a power outage that left about 5,000 Alabama Power customers in the dark for a couple of hours Saturday.

Alabama Power officials told The Columbus-Ledger Enquirer that a squirrel got into a transformer Saturday morning and caused breakers in a substation to lock out.

Power was restored in waves in different parts of the city by about 11 a.m. Saturday.

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