WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - One small rodent is getting the blame for a massive power outage in southern and eastern sections of Wichita.
KAKE-TV reportsnearly 10,000 customers of Westar Energy were affected by the outage Monday afternoon.
Authorities say a squirrel crawled into equipment at a substation, causing a transformer to blow out. A fire then broke out at the substation. Firefighters were quickly able to bring it under control.
Power was restored to the Westar customers in about one hour.
The Kansas State Wildcats will play the Michigan Wolverines in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Arizona on December 28.
There has been an unusually high volume of accidents this morning due to the change in weather conditions.