Squirrel Blamed For Kan. Outages


A utility company says a squirrel is to blame for a power outage that affected more than 3,000 customers in eastern Kansas on Thanksgiving.

Westar Energy said a squirrel apparently got inside a substation and caused fuses to blow. The Kansas City Star reports that Westar apologized to customers for the incident Thursday morning.

Westar said crews had the power back on to most customers by 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

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