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Leave it to Beavers: City Says They May be Causing Power Outages


Did the beavers turn out the lights?

A Rochester city official said this week that beavers living along the Clinton River on the city border are likely to blame for some recent power outages in the area. 

But don't rush to blame the river-dwelling mammals just yet: They're just trying to get by.

Deputy City Manager Nik Banda said DTE-contracted crews working this week to clear tree limbs away from power lines have found evidence that beavers chewing cottonwood trees were likely responsible for downed lines.  more...

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