Squirrel causes power outage in Cape Girardeau area

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thousands of Ameren Missouri customers in the Cape Girardeau area experienced a power outage caused by wildlife Monday morning.

More than 2,000 Ameren Missouri customers were without power in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson area at 11:10 a.m., according to the utility's website. An Ameren representative said a squirrel that had gotten into machinery was responsible for the outage.

Power was restored by Monday afternoon.

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