Squirrel chews through cable, knocking out power at Hanahan High

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Hanahan High School closed at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after a power outage has left the school in the dark, said district officials.

Kathie Sizemore, the information officer for the Berkeley County School District said SCE&G was working to restore power but it would not be restored until late afternoon.

SCE&G said the power outage was due to a squirrel that chewed into a high voltage cable. The school's power had to be completely shut off to make the necessary repairs, said Roxanne Argo from SCE&G.

The power company expected to have the repairs completed by 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The squirrel did not survive.

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