Power Outage Affects Thousands in Memphis

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(Memphis)  Thousands of MLGW customers in Memphis woke up without power early Tuesday.

The utility says around 6,700 customers in the downtown and Frayser areas lost power around 4:40 a.m.

Power was restored shortly before 9:30 a.m.

On Twitter, MLGW explained that the outage was caused by a raccoon that got into one of its substations, damaging four circuits.