Power in most of Mineola was lost a little before 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police controlled traffic at intersections as most traffic lights in downtown and throughout the city were out. Power was restored around 10:15 a.m. According to Southwest Electric Power Company, the loss of power can be attributed to a blown regulator caused by a squirrel at the substation in Mineola, at west Fronte street. SWEPCO explained that it is common for animals, especially in cold weather, to either chew or destroy lines causing areas to lose power. Four electric feeders in the area were down.

According to the Mineola Fire Department, no serious accidents or injuries were caused by the outage.

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