Was A Squirrel The Reason The Power Went Out In East Duluth?
According to Minnesota Power, multiple factors caused a power outage in East Duluth this morning. One of the factors was a squirrel, yes you read that correctly.
Many factors caused E. Duluth outages: equip. failure (insulators/switches), iced lines/trees, squirrel in jumper. Crews walked lines to ID.
— Minnesota Power (@mnpower) February 23, 2017
So if you were wondering why you didn’t have power this morning in East Duluth, you now know why. Along with faulty equipment and weather conditions, a squirrel getting into the jumper caused people to lose power this morning.
This followed a power outage that caused more than 3,500 customers to lose power yesterday in Congdon, Morley Heights, Chester Park and Hunters Park.
Crews are responding to an outage affecting 3700 customers in Congdon, Morley Heights, Chester Park and Hunters Park neighborhoods.
— Minnesota Power (@mnpower) February 22, 2017
If you are ever wondering if you there is a power outage situation around Duluth, you can always check with the outage map.