OLYMPIA - An animal got into a downtown substation, causing a late-night power outage, Puget Sound Energy said Saturday.
The power outage occurred at 11:24 p.m. Friday and affected 1,400 customers throughout downtown and as far east as Pacific Avenue. The outage caused a delay in production and delivery of Saturday's Olympian.
"A PSE crew member was on site at 12:10 a.m. Saturday and found an animal had gotten into the substation at Thurston Avenue and Franklin Street and gotten into equipment that caused a circuit to short," said Dorothy Bracken, a spokeswoman with Puget Sound Energy.
Power was restored at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, according to Puget Sound Energy. The Olympian regained full power after 2 a.m.
Both stories have failed to mention what kind of animal caused the outage. There can only be two reasons for this omission:
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