You can blame one of two power outages on the wildlife in our area

By Nia Bender

COLORADO SPRINGS – It’s the second time in the last two days that Colorado Springs Utilities have had to restore power to thousands of customers in several areas of the city. About 10-thousand customers were left in the dark at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Power was restored later on.

On Tuesday, about eight thousand customers were without power in two areas. Officials from the utility say the culprit in the outage was a raccoon who managed to knock out the power at a large substation.


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