Squirrel’s wrong turn leads to Ohio power outage

First Posted: 1/13/2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — An energy company says a squirrel’s wrong turn led to a power outage affecting about 4,500 electric customers in southwestern Ohio.

Duke Energy says the customers in Forest Park in suburban Cincinnati and areas south lost power Monday morning after a squirrel entered a substation and got zapped. Northwest High School dismissed classes at 11:45 a.m. because of the outage.

The company told the Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1y7e0Mm) most customers had their power restored by noon, and the remainder had power by early afternoon.

The squirrel did not survive.

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