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Updated: Power Outage in Maple Grove Area Impacted About 1,800

Wright-Hennepin customers in the southern Maple Grove area lost power for about an hour Wednesday morning due to a squirrel. Power was restored about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Updated 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wright-Hennepin announced to customers that power was restored to those impacted about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. Read the original article about the power outage, including the cause, below. 

Original article 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Approximately 1,800 Wright-Hennepin customers in southern Maple Grove area are without power Wednesday morning as crews work fix the outage.

The outage was communicated to Wright-Hennepin customers via Twitter around 9 a.m. Wednesday. Wright-Hennepin communications specialist Lindsay Scherer said crews were immediately dispatched to the area. According to Scherer, it was determined a "squirrel entered and damaged our equipment."

Wright-Hennepin is estimating power to be restored to the impacted area around 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. 

Schools in the area were also impacted by the outage. According to the Osseo School District Facebook page, and were left temporarily without power. "Our staff are helping with any operations problem solving at the affected buildings, and we anticipate that the school day will continue as planned at both sites," District 279 told community members on Facebook.

To continue to track the outage information and area, visit the Wright-Hennepin website outage map.

More information will be updated on Maple Grove Patch as it becomes available.

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MG Mom June 06, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Power is back on for MGJH and Oak View.
Wendy Erlien June 06, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Thanks, Colleen! It's good to hear that the outage was resolved so quickly!

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