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Power restored for New Albany customers after overnight outage

The power went out around 2 a.m. for more than 5,000 people in New Albany. Duke Energy was able to restore power by 6 a.m.
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6 A.M. UPDATE: According to the Duke Energy map, power has been restored.

More than 5,000 Duke Energy customers in New Albany, Indiana lost power early Tuesday morning. Power was restored around 6 a.m.

The outage was reported around 2:25 a.m. in downtown New Albany, including part of Main Street east of I-64. Portions of Grant Line Road, Vincennes Street and Charlestown Road were also affected.

According to an email sent to Duke Energy customers, the outage was caused by a small animal, like a squirrel, damaging equipment.

Duke Energy serves more than 26,000 customers in the New Albany area.

You can check the current outage map on Duke Energy's website.

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A screenshot of the Duke Energy outage map, taken around 3:30 a.m. on March 31, shows 5,000 customers without power in the New Albany area.

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