AURORA, Colo. -- A raccoon is to blame for a large power outage in Aurora.
Xcel Energy said the raccoon got into a large piece of equipment causing the outage early Friday morning.
At one point, more than 26,000 customers were without power from Yosemite to Sable and Colfax to Alameda.
Over 27,000 customers are affected by this power outage in Aurora. Expect dark streets and traffic lights that aren't working. pic.twitter.com/ELJSKyfBuw
— Jayson Luber (@Denver7Traffic) October 21, 2016
Xcel Energy told Denver7 that power was restored to 8,000 customers by 6 a.m., a total of 17,000 customers by 6:45 a.m. and everyone else by 7 a.m.
— Daryl Orr (@WxTrackerDaryl) October 21, 2016