An animal caused a downed power line in Portland’s West End early Thursday morning that cut power to more than 2,500 customers.

The outage was reported around 5:30 a.m. after a line came down near the intersection of Spring and Vaughan streets, said Gail Rice, a spokeswoman for Central Maine Power Co. She said the line fell because an animal came into contact with a pole on Clark Street.

CMP restored power to some customers in an hour and 20 minutes, but it took about 2.5 hours to restore electricity to all 2,546 customers, Rice said.


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