A squirrel is being blamed for a power outage that has affected more than 2,000 Westar customers in west Wichita.
The squirrel triggered the outage at a substation, according to Westar spokeswoman Jaycee Breese. Crews are working to restore power.
Three separate outage zones west of West Street are involved, according to a Westar outage map. Power is expected to be restored by 7 p.m.
More than 2,200 customers are affected by the outages.
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