Squirrel knocks out power to 1,400 AmerenUE customers in Cape Girardeau

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A squirrel stuck in a substation was the cause of a power outage Sunday morning for about 1,400 AmerenUE customers in Cape Girardeau.

AmerenUE spokeswoman Susan Gallagher said the animal caused a transformer to shut down, causing the power outage for about four hours in the northern part of the city.

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