Animal causes widespread power outage in Salem Sunday

SALEM–Residents in Salem and surrounding communities were without power for nearly eight hours Sunday morning after an animal damaged equipment at a substation.

According to news partner WKBN-TV 27, an Ohio Edison representative said an animal ran into a substation and then damaged equipment. More than 1,900 homes were without power from 3:40 to 11:30 a.m.

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