Raccoon causes transformer to blow, closes some businesses on Rt. 224

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At around 1 a.m. a dead raccoon caused a transformer to blow on Route 224

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – A blown transformer caused problems for the Sheetz in Canfield and a few other businesses along Route 224 early Thursday.

At around 1 a.m., a raccoon caused a transformer to blow at the corner of Route 224 and Raccoon Road.

According to firefighters with the Cardinal Joint Fire District, the blown transformer caused an air conditioning unit to short out at the nearby Sheetz.

The store had to shut down for a few hours while firefighters checked the building and roof.

A few other businesses, including nearby Dunkin Donuts and Ruby Tuesday, reported electrical problems.

Power was restored shortly before 2 a.m.

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