Squirrel causes large power outage in Washington County

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Thousands of people lost power in Washington County on Wednesday morning when a squirrel got into a substation.

Portland General Electric said more than 9,600 customers in the 97006 zip code lost power.

Most of the customers had their power back by 9:50 a.m., according to PGE’s website.

The outage began around 6:30 a.m.