Crow may have caused power outage in Sparta

Published On: Jun 19 2013 02:02:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 19 2013 02:49:45 PM CDT
SPARTA, Wis. -

Hundreds of Xcel Energy customers lost power in Sparta late Wednesday morning.

Xcel Energy says the power outage, which impacted 785 customers, happened at about 11:45 a.m.

The reason for the outage was due to a failed insulator, possibly caused by contact from a crow. Crews restored power around 1:20 p.m.