- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Ravens and beavers are getting the blame for power outages that disrupted life Monday near Willow.

KTUU-TV (https://bit.ly/1FwY3jj) reports the first outage began between 9 and 10 a.m.

Matanuska Electric Association spokeswoman Julie Estey says a tree chewed down by a beaver fell onto power lines.

The tree knocked out power to a few dozen customers on Willow Fishhook Road.

Two ravens in a substation caused more widespread problems just before 11 a.m.

Estey says the ravens took out a breaker and knocked out power to 3,700 customers.

The substation covers customers from Willow north to Talkeetna.

Power was restored after about one hour and 20 minutes. Neither raven survived.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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