Squirrel knocks out transformer, causing power outage in Mt. Pleasant

Squirrel knocks out transformer, causing power outage in Mt. Pleasant

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - SCE&G officials say a squirrel managed to knock out a transformer on Lansing Drive on Friday morning, causing a power outage for the surrounding area.

The power company says the outage is effecting 25 customers.  One of those customers, Trader Joe's on Highway 17, have closed their doors as a result of the outage.

SCE&G has crews on scene and expects power to be restored by 11 a.m., according to their website.

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