A squirrel that "walked where it shoudn't have," caused a power outage in Madison Tuesday evening to more than 800 customers, a CL&P spokesman said.
The outage occured around 5 p.m. in the general vicinity of Green Hill and Warpas.
The outage caused the postponement of some school events, including a high school gymnastics meet at the Polson Middle School gymnasium, which has been rescheduled to later this week.
It appeared as though Polson, which is nearby the high school, and the classroom side of Daniel Hand High School were without power.
Other school events, including a meeting of Nite In Hand volunteers, were held on gymnasium side of Daniel Hand High School, which did have power, according to Madison Patch Facebook readers.
Power was restored to several hundred customers within about an hour or so, and the remaining customers were restored by 8 p.m., the original estimate provided by CL&P when the outage occured, the CL&P spokesman said.