Thursday, November 6, 2008

Richmond Squirrel causes Richmond power outage!!!!!

RICHMOND, Va. - A squirrel caused a massive power outage in Richmond that eventually led to thousands without power. 

The curious animal short-circuited a Dominion 
Virginia Power substation on Friday morning and crews making repairs to that facility caused a second substation to shut down. 

At the height of the outages, about 6,000 Dominion customers in Richmond were in the dark. 

Power was out along a significant stretch downtown, disabling traffic signals at several major intersections for most of the day. 

1 comment:

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