SIDNEY - A squirrel was blamed for a power outage in southeast Sidney Saturday afternoon.

According to Sidney City Manager, David Scott, the outage was around the Cheyenne County Community Center. Residents on Jack Lane, William Way and Keller area  were without power just hours before the Nebraska football game vs. No. 9 Michigan.

Power was restored shortly after 5 p.m. 

The Cheyenne County Communications Center suspected the squirrels were Wolverines fans.