Raccoon causes power outage in Crockett Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A raccoon has caused about 7,800 people in Crockett County to lose their power.

The Gibson Electric Membership Corp. says the customers lost power Friday morning after a raccoon came in contact with a piece of equipment at an Alamo substation, zapping the critter and disrupting the system.

The outage began at 5:40 a.m., and power was restored by 6:15 a.m.

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