WESTFIELD, Ind. — A troublesome squirrel was behind a power outage affecting nearly 6,000 people in Westfield Sunday morning.
According to Lew Middleton, communications manager with Duke Energy, a squirrel managed to “get into where he shouldn’t be” at a substation located in the Westfield area, knocking out power to 5,972 customers.
Middleton said no firm restoration time was set. However, the power was back on for most customers by 2:30 p.m.