Electricity back on for most after squirrel causes large power outage in Westfield


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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.

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