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Squirrel Knocks Out Power For Portion of Chillicothe

A portion of Chillicothe was without power for about 45 minutes this afternoon.  Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Electric Service Department Director, Matt Hopper, says a squirrel got into the Polk Street Substation at about 1:15 pm and caused the outage for about 250 customers.  In addition to the residential area, some businesses and schools were also affected.  Power was restored by 2:00 pm.

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