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Raccoon causes power outage, leaves 11k people without power

Cover picture for the articleMADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A raccoon is responsible for thousands of Madison residents losing power Friday night, according to a spokesperson with Alliant Energy. A transformer blew on the west side of the city, leaving 11,504 people without power beginning around 9:45 p.m. According to Dane County Dispatch, the transformer that blew was located near Mckee Road.