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Squirrel knocks out MTSU power

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Students in the dark on MTSU campus. Students in the dark on MTSU campus.
MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

Much of the Middle Tennessee State University campus experienced a power outage Monday morning, but it's not affecting classes.

A squirrel caused a transformer to malfunction, but the university remains open and on normal schedule, according to Associate Vice President & Spokesman Andrew Oppmann.

Officials estimate it could be 1 p.m. or later before full power is restored.

Electrical service has been restored to the Student Union Building, Campus Recreation Center, Peck Hall, the University Honors College, Peck Hall, the College of Education Building, Keathley University Center and Greek Row.

Phone and email service to and from the campus were restored by 10 a.m.  However, the university's websites and web-based digital services are still down.

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