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Squirrel causes power outage at schools,homes in Westshore area

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Three schools and 700 homes had power outage Monday morning in the Westshore neighborhood of Tampa. Tampa Electric officials said a squirrel made contact with a power line around 8 a.m. and caused the outage.

Roland Park Magnet School, Jefferson High School, and LaVoy Exceptional Center and the Millennium Westshore apartment complex were without service for a few hours.

Monday was the first day of FCAT testing in Florida. Steve Hegarty with Hillsborough County School District said students at Jefferson High started their test when power went out.

They stayed in the classrooms for about an hour while TECO crews worked to restore power, Hegarty told us. They continued the test afterwards.

The other two schools had not started on the test when the outage happened so they postponed it till tomorrow, because it took TECO longer to fix the power outage there, Hegarty said.

He told us, the schools followed the FCAT testing rules in this situation.

It took TECO over three hours to restore power in all the affected buildings.

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