Squirrel causes large power outage Tuesday morning

August 18, 2020–8:10 a.m.


There is a power outage impacting the Northeast Rome, Kingston Highway and Shannon areas this morning.

According to Georgia Power, 3,635 customers are affected.

Traffic lights along Calhoun Road, including the one at Veterans Memorial Highway, are out.

According to the Rome Fire Department, a squirrel caused a fire in a power substation, causing the outage.

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