Squirrel causes Lake Geneva power outage

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Frank Schultz
Saturday, October 15, 2016

LAKE GENEVA—Alliant Energy says 3,776 customers lost power on Saturday morning when a squirrel got into the substation on Mill Street.

Alliant was working to re-route power to customers, spokesman Scott Reigstad said.

The outage began at about 9:09 a.m., and Alliant hoped to get power restored by 11:15 a.m., Reigstad said.

Reigstad said the squirrel likely caused a short circuit and did not survive.


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