Squirrel creates power outage

by Wes Mayer

More than 300 Newnan Utilities customers were without power for more than an hour Sunday morning after a squirrel shorted a transformer.

Just before 9 a.m., a squirrel apparently climbed on top of a transformer on Fisher Street shorting the transformer and causing the outage, said Jeff Phillips with Newnan Utilities. According to Phillips, 330 customers lost power for 67 minutes.

Customers in the area of Temple Avenue, Dixon Road, Hospital Road, Christian Drive and West Highway 34 were affected by the outage, Phillips said. Power was restored after 10 a.m.



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