Raccoon Causes Power Outage

Sometimes the headlines write themselves. A power outage in downtown Toronto earlier this month was the result of a raccoon coming in contact with "equipment". Alex Arsenych at CTV has more.

A raccoon was behind the massive power outage that knocked out  electricity to some 7,000 customers in downtown Toronto for hours Thursday night.

Hydro One said a raccoon “made contact with equipment” at a downtown station, which cut the lights for parts of the city. The raccoon's condition is currently unknown.

“We’re currently responding to an outage affecting customers in and around the following boundaries: St. Clair Avenue W to Gerrard Street W and Avenue Road to the Don Valley Parkway,” Toronto Hydro said in a statement on X, formerly Twitter. 


This isn't the first time we've seen Canadian wildlife disrupt things. Only six months ago did we have an entire town's internet go offline due to beavers.

While the article states the raccoon's condition is currently unknown, I can't find more info on it. Let's hope the little guy is a-okay.

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