Beaver blamed for knocking out power to thousands in Maine

April 21, 2015 10:57 AM

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A beaver is being blamed for knocking out power to thousands of electric customers in eastern Maine.

Utility Emera Maine says about 3,000 homes and businesses in Aroostook County were without electricity on Monday night when a beaver felled a tree that took down a transmission line. Spokesman Bob Potts says to make matters worse, the tree came down in a remote wooded area that was hard to reach.

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