Squirrel knocks out power to nearly 900 customers in Morganton

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MORGANTON, N.C. - Morganton city officials told Channel 9 that a squirrel was responsible for knocking out power to nearly 900 customers early Tuesday morning.

Electric Services Department said that the outage happened around 9 a.m. and was impacting 875 customers on the northwest side of town.

Utility crews think a squirrel interfered with some equipment, causing the outage.

Crews were assessing damage and repairs are underway. There was no timetable on when the outages would be restored.

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