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Bird knocks out power to Peru

Posted by wlpo on March 12, 2010

A bird is to blame for a power outage that had many Peru homes in the dark this morning.   Jim Potthoff with the electric department says a bird got into the high voltage switch gear at the Water Street substation just before eight.  The outage affected and area south of Shooting Park Road south.  Power was restored in about 20 minutes.

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