Squirrel Knocks Out Power For 300

Customers in the area of Circle and Bijou have a squirrel to blame for a power outage mid-morning Thursday.

According to Colorado Springs Utilities, the squirrel got into a transformer in the area, knocking out power for about 300 customers. This included traffic lights in the area.

The outage occurred around 10:15 a.m. and was repaired within 20 minutes.