UPDATE: Power restored in Downtown Roanoke

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The power has been restored in downtown Roanoke, according to city officials. 

The power was restored as of 11:30 p.m. 

According to an Appalachian Power spokesperson, the outage was caused when a squirrel entered the substation and tripped the breaker. Around 575 customers lost power in downtown for about two hours. 

The outage caused services to be canceled for people looking to go to the City Treasurer’s Office, Commissioner of the Revenue Office, Court Services Unit, and Permit Center, as well as other offices in the building.

A Roanoke City alert said the Main Library was closed until the power was restored.

All city services are now operational. 

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