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Squirrel leads to multiple power outages for medical district

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(WMC-TV) - Power is restored after a squirrel caused an outage that affected parts of the medical district, including The MED and Memphis VA Medical Center. 

The power went out at 8:52 a.m. Monday. The MED switched to using emergency generator power and it did not affect operations.  Power was briefly restored, then went out again at 11:16 a.m. 

MLGW confirms that a squirrel is the reason for the outage.

The MED is monitoring systems throughout the hospital to ensure everything is working properly. Officials do not anticipate any further issues.

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