Squirrel causes power outage in Victoria

Oct. 16, 2012 at 5:16 a.m.

A squirrel caused a power outage Tuesday morning for about two hours in the Fleetwood Subdivision in Victoria.

About 5:40 a.m., the rodent caused the problem on an electrical line, cutting power to about 38 customers, said Elgin Janssen, American Electric Power spokesman.

Power was restored about 7:30 a.m.

To report power outages to AEP, call 866-223-8508.



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