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Raccoon on power line likely cause of power outage

A dead raccoon found below a power line was the likely cause of a power outage in Charlottetown Wednesday morning.

Maritime Electric and Animal Control were called to assist

Charlottetown police say it's likely a raccoon was to blame for a power outage Wednesday morning.

A dead raccoon found below a power line was the likely cause of a power outage in Charlottetown early Wednesday morning. 

Charlottetown Police Services said they received a complaint about a loud noise in the area of Belvedere and Maple avenues shortly after midnight. 

When police officers arrived on the scene, they discovered raccoons in the area including the dead raccoon directly below the power line.

Maritime Electric and Animal Control were called to the area. 

With files from Angela Walker

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