Power restored after squirrel causes outage for over 2,000 in Miami County

Power restored after squirrel causes outage for over 2,000 in Miami County

MIAMI COUNTY — Power has been restored after a squirrel left 2,081 people without power Sunday morning.

Kelly Matthews, a DP&L spokesperson, said that the squirrel damaged a switch, which de-energized a main line circuit.

DP&L spokesperson Kelly Matthews said that a total of 2,081 people were left without power after a squirrel did damage to a switch near their Northridge station.

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Matthews said that the damage caused a main line circuit to de-energize.

The outage was initially reported around 8:35 a.m. and power was restored by 10:45 a.m.