- 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.


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

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