Raccoon responsible for massive power outage - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Raccoon responsible for massive power outage

Over 13,000 homes and businesses were affected by the outage. Over 13,000 homes and businesses were affected by the outage.

(WMC-TV) – MLGW is blaming a raccoon for a massive power outage that affected 13,000 homes and businesses Tuesday morning. 

The outage extended into Oakhaven, parts of East Memphis, and near the airport.

MLGW says that a racoon caused the substation failure.  Crews worked to get power back on by 8 a.m.

If you are ever without power, call MLGW at (901) 544-6500 to report it.  To view the current outage map click here.

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