TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Squirrel blamed for outage near Mills mall

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 1:21 a.m.
 

Power was knocked out to about 40 Allegheny Power customers in and near the Pittsburgh Mills mall Thursday afternoon when a curious squirrel crawled into a substation and caused an equipment malfunction.

Company spokesman Ron Lombardo said power went out at about 5:40 p.m. and was restored at about 6:20 p.m.

Business and traffic lights in the shopping mall complex were affected, as were neighboring houses.

Lombardo said the squirrel came in contact with electrical equipment, and that blew a couple of fuses.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read AlleKiski Valley

  1. South Buffalo Township woman accused of stealing nearly $13K from employer
  2. Tarentum man wants confiscated cash back so he can hire attorney
  3. New Kensington-Arnold principals given new duties to reflect realignment
  4. EPA finds no contamination from Parks Township nuclear dump
  5. Cambodian students answer Oakmont group’s prayers
  6. Apollo Borough embarks on rental reform with notices to landlords
  7. Leechburg Area School District contracts with Pittsburgh firm for online database
  8. Leechburg lands $11M package for sewer separation project
  9. Waterline break closes Apollo-Ridge schools
  10. The Oaks Theater in Oakmont to become performance arts venue
  11. Oakmont looks to add 2 new zoning districts
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.