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“There are trees everywhere, and we have power lines everywhere,” Caraway said. “The limbs grow out over the road and over the power lines. Power outages happen when limbs fall (on the lines). And if the branches are not trimmed, they are closer to the power lines and squirrels are more likely to climb on them.”

Squirrels are the No. 1 cause of power outages in Ruston, Caraway said.

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