Posted: Sep 15, 2013 1:42 PM by David Sherman - MTN News
GREAT FALLS - A Sunday morning power outage that hit Great Falls is being blamed on a squirrel.
The incident happened in front of the Morning Light coffee shop on 9th Street at 2nd Avenue North.
NorthWestern Energy began receiving reports of power outages just after 7:30 a.m., with folks reporting that power was out near Gibson Park, near 2nd Avenue North and 14th Street, and 6th Avenue North at 8th Street.
A power company crew responded to the scene and found the culprit - a squirrel- that did not survive.