Squirrel blamed for power outage in Topeka

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The Evergy Outage Map, as seen at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A wayward squirrel is being blamed for a power outage in Topeka.

KSNT-TV reports that about 3,000 Evergy customers were without electricity when the power went out around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crews had the lights back on within about a half-hour.

The electric company says a squirrel made contact with equipment, causing the outage. Among those impacted were businesses, Topeka West High School and several traffic lights.

The Evergy Outage Map as seen at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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