Squirrels to blame for power outage - WNEM TV 5

Squirrels to blame for power outage

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Squirrels were to blame for a power outage that impacted homes and traffic lights in one Mid-Michigan city.

Bay City Light & Power reported an outage on the west side, in the area of N. Henry Street to Euclid Avenue, at around 9:30 a.m.

Two squirrels got into the Henry Street substation, causing the problem that impacted about 827 customers.

Power was restored shortly after 10 a.m.

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