Squirrel blows out power for 2,000

Power has been restored to nearly 2,000 customers following two separate power outages in Cupertino this morning caused by a squirrel, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

The first outage that was reported around 7:10 a.m. and impacted 1,192 customers in the area of Finch Avenue and Stevens Creek Boulevard, PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said.

The second outage occurred about 20 minutes later affecting 698 customers impacting customers in an area including Miller Avenue, Greenwood Court, Atherwood Avenue, Candlewood Drive and Brookwell Drive, she said.

Crews were able to repair the outages and restore power for all customers around 8:30 a.m., Morris said.

The outages were caused by a squirrel that made contact with electrical equipment resulting in damage to two separate circuits, according to Morris.