Squirrel to blame for power outage to 9,000 people in Multnomah - KPTV - FOX 12

Squirrel to blame for power outage to 9,000 people in Multnomah Co.

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

More than 9,000 people were without power in Multnomah County on Monday morning.

Portland General Electric's website said equipment failure was the cause of at least seven different outages. At 8 a.m., 9,138 customers were affected.

A PGE spokesperson initially said the situation appeared to be linked to the heat wave. It was later discovered a squirrel had gotten into a substation and caused the outages.

The power is expected to be restored for most customers by 10 a.m.

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