Raccoon causes power outage in E. Palestine; power has been restored

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East Palestine schools are closed due to a power outage

School bus

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) – East Palestine schools are closed Monday due to a power outage.

First Energy says that a raccoon is to blame for leaving just over 2,000 customers in the dark around 5 a.m.

Power was restored around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Schools will remain closed Monday, but classes will resume Tuesday.

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