Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Power restored on KU campus after mouse causes electrical short

February 21, 2012, 2:27 p.m. Updated February 21, 2012, 3:57 p.m.


Power was out for a little more than an hour on much of the east side of the Kansas University campus after a mouse caused an electrical short on Tuesday afternoon, said Jill Jess, a KU spokeswoman.

Jess said the buildings affected included but weren’t limited to Bailey, Blake, Dyche, Fraser, Lippincott, Smith, Spooner, Twente and Wesley halls, as well as Spencer Museum, Watson Library, Kansas Union and some or all scholarship halls.

The outage began about 2:10 p.m., and power was restored to buildings gradually, with all power being restored at 3:30 p.m., Jess said.


Susan Mangan 6 years, 4 months ago

Can't they release a description of the squirrel/snake/other-small-animal seen fleeing the area so we know what to look for?

Jake Esau 6 years, 4 months ago

Just look for one with it's hair standing straight out (or scales for the snake) with a slight crispy burning smell

beerbaron03 6 years, 4 months ago

they should have just given the mouse some basketball tickets

kernal 6 years, 4 months ago

Oh, my gawd, they fried the mouse. He was innocent I tell ya!

Keith 6 years, 4 months ago

Clearly it's time for an art project showing the life cycle of the University mouse.

Uhjh 6 years, 4 months ago

Instead of murdering trees maybe weststar should murder mice or get a piper!

classclown 6 years, 4 months ago

Has the animal kingdom declared war on Westar? Is this their jihad?

colreader 6 years, 4 months ago

Mouse's name is Electro.

Isn't Electro cute?

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