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Cat causes power outage, survives

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CARROLLTON, Ill. (KWWL) -- A cat went from meow to ow when officials say it accidentally made contact with a substation's fuse, causing an outage to about 1,500 homes and businesses in southwestern Illinois. The cat survived.

Workers responding to the outage found the cat lying several feet from where it apparently touched the fuse. A spokesperson for the electrical company says the animal eventually managed to get up and walk away.

Most of the affected customers had their power restored within hours.

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