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Squirrel knocks out power to hundreds of REU customers

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Oct 11 2013 02:24:05 PM CDT
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REDDING, Calif. -

About 1,000 Redding Electric Utility customers lost power Friday morning when a squirrel got inside the Texas Springs substation on the city's southwest side.

It happened around 9:45 a.m.  REU expected all customers to have their power restored by 12:45 p.m. Unfortunately, the squirrel perished.