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Squirrel Caused Raleigh Power Outage

Posted July 28, 2007 12:38 p.m. EDT
Updated July 28, 2007 5:46 p.m. EDT

— A squirrel was responsible for the power outage near the RBC Center and Crabtree Valley Mall shortly after noon Saturday.

Power went out along Blue Ridge Road, Duraleigh Road and Lake Boone Trail, police said. Crews restored it by 1:45 p.m.

Police said they directed traffic in the area and did not report any accidents.

About 3,600 people lost electricity after three to four feeder lines went out, according to Progress Energy.

The squirrel somehow got into the feeder causing power to go out, according to officials.