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Officials say raccoon caused power outage for nearly 10,000 AEP Ohio customers

The massive outage was reported just after 5 p.m. due to an equipment issue at the Grove City substation.
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Officials say a raccoon cause nearly 10,000 AEP Ohio customers to lose power Monday evening.

The massive outage was reported just after 5 p.m. due to an equipment issue at the Grove City substation.

AEP Ohio said a raccoon got into a breaker at the substation.

Power was restored around 7 p.m.

To track and report outages to AEP Ohio, click here.