Power Interruption on City's North Side; Northwest of City

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Published on June 18 2014 6:28 am
Last Updated on June 18 2014 6:28 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Hundreds of electric customers were without power for some time Tuesday night, and a critter was the cause.

AmerenIllinois officials say an animal on a powerline caused the outage, which affected 1,147 customers on Effingham's north side, as well as customers west to Shumway and Beecher City.

One Facebook friend said they were using old oil lamps at one point.

Service was restored shortly before 11pm to most customers.