Critter cuts power to thousands

Charlestown, IN - By Matt McCutcheon - e-mail | bio

CHARLESTOWN, IN (WAVE) - Nearly 3,000 Duke Energy customers found themselves without power for a spell early Tuesday morning in southern Indiana.

Storms are often the cause of power outages, especially in the summer, but this time around Mother Nature played no role in the outage.

Duke Energy says just before 1:30 Tuesday morning, a raccoon clashed with a substation, causing the outage. That cut power to more than 2,800 customers in Charlestown and Clark County.

Crews immediately went to work to repair the substation, and had power fully restored just before 3:30 a.m.

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