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FirstEnergy: Squirrel knocked out power in part of downtown Akron

Posted at 12:19 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 12:19:32-04

No storm. No wind. So why did the power go out at the courthouse in Akron a few hours ago? Our media partners at the Akron Beacon-Journal are reporting that it was a squirrel that knocked out power on Friday morning in part of downtown Akron.

Via the Beacon-Journal:

The squirrel got into a substation on Carroll Street at 8:39 a.m. and about 364 customers lost power, including the Summit County Courthouse. Power was restored at 9:08 a.m., FirstEnergy Corp. spokesman Chris Eck said.

Squirrels are notorious for knocking out power and also for being adorable, which is probably how they keep getting away with it.