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Squirrel causes large power outage in Washington County

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Thousands of people lost power in Washington County on Wednesday morning when a squirrel got into a substation.


Portland General Electric said more than 9,600 customers in the 97006 zip code lost power.


Most of the customers had their power back by 9:50 a.m., according to PGE's website.


The outage began around 6:30 a.m.

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