Squirrel Causes Power Outage To Nearly 10,000 Northwest Columbus AEP Ohio Customers


UPDATED: Monday September 16, 2013 7:27 PM

Thousands were without power in central Ohio Monday evening.

According to AEP Ohio’s website, 9,400 people were without power as of about 7:30 p.m.

Officials said that a squirrel caused the outage at a Bethel Road substation.

The majority of the outages were in northwest Columbus.

The power outage affected a number of traffic signals in the area.

Restoration time was slated for 8:30 p.m.

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