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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A squirrel in the Walnut Avenue substation was the cause of an early-morning power outage in Roanoke, according to an Appalachian Power spokesman.
APCO's Todd Burns said the outage began around 7:15 a.m. and ranged between Walnut Avenue and Franklin Road in the southwest part of the city.
At 7:40 a.m., about 1,500 customers were reporting an outage.
According to Appalachian Power's website, power appeared to be restored by 8:45 a.m.
During the outage, Roanoke police officers were directing traffic at the Brandon/Franklin and Jefferson/McClanahan intersections, according to a police dispatcher.
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