Squirrel Causes Power Outage


UPDATED: Monday September 9, 2013 8:53 PM

Thousands of people were in the dark Monday evening in Northwest Columbus.
 
American Electric Power reported 6,100 outages around 8:30 p.m.
 
AEP said a squirrel caused a transformer to blow at the substation on Bethel Road near Sawmill Road.
 
The power company estimated that power would be restored by 10:30 p.m. Monday.
 
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