Power was out briefly in areas of Hays Tuesday morning. The traffic lights at 22nd and Canterbury were not working.
Midwest Energy crews quickly restored power just after 7:30 a.m.
Mike Morley, Corporate Communications Manager at Midwest Energy told Hays Post that an unlucky bird in one of the substations caused this morning’s power outage that affected approximately 100 customers.
“Of all the things that contribute to power outages, animals cause from 10-30% of them depending on the weather and time of year,” said Morley.