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Squirrel temporarily knocks out power to over 900 in Gastonia

According to information from the city of Gastonia, power went out at 8:22 a.m. Thursday, impacting approximately 911 customers.
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Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 10:20 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2021 at 11:09 AM EST
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GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) – Over 900 customers in Gastonia started Thanksgiving in the dark because of a power outage, city officials said.

According to information from the city of Gastonia, power went out at 8:22 a.m. Thursday, impacting approximately 911 customers.

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A little over an hour later, at 9:35 a.m., power was restored, city officials said.

The outage was due to a squirrel, according to the city.

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