NES: Squirrel causes power outages in Belle Meade area


BELLE MEADE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thousands were without power this morning in Belle Meade according to a tweet from Nashville Electric Service.

NES officials say about 2800 customers across Belle Meade and nearby communities by Hillsboro Road experienced power outages. Currently, that number is down to about 837.

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NES is investigating the situation to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible. NES officials originally said a downed tree was the cause. In an update provided just after 11 a.m., they say a squirrel got into some equipment and it was not a tree on a downed line. The squirrel died.

No other information was immediately released.

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