Squirrel causes power outage for thousands in Jefferson County

Published: Jun. 9, 2015 at 1:45 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2015 at 9:29 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - More than 2,500 people in Jefferson County were without power Tuesday morning because of two unrelated outages.

A spokesperson for LG&E told WAVE 3 News a squirrel was responsible for an outage in Jeffersontown that affected 2,193 customers. Details about what the squirrel did to knock out power were not immediately available.

The safety feature caused a piece of equipment to open. Crews were working to reroute as many customers as possible to restore their power.

In the Cherokee Park area, 287 customers were without power during the same time.

That outage affected the traffic light at Lexington Road and Grinstead Avenue.

For updates on power outages in the Louisville Metro area, visit the LG&E/KU outage map.

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