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Squirrel knocks out power to one-third of Tennessee company's customers

Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Utility officials in a Tennessee town said nearly one-third of customers lost power when a squirrel came into contact with substation equipment.

Dickson Electric System in Dickson said in a Twitter post that many customers lost power for a brief time Tuesday when "a cute little squirrel" entered a substation and "created a whole lot of chaos."

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The company said the power was only out for a short time.

"We don't always lose power to nearly a third of our customers all at the same time, but when we do, it's usually related to an uninvited guest inside our substation," the company tweeted.

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