1,300 customers were without power…because of a squirrel

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—According to Appalachian Power, 1,300 customers in the Charleston area found themselves without power on Thursday.

A squirrel reportedly encountered an energized power line, and the ground fault from the squirrel contact caused a power line to burn apart.

Appalachian Power says that power is now fully restored.

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