Thursday, February 17, 2011

Squirrel News: Squirrel Causes Power Outage on Nutley Street

Since we have so many DC Metro Squirrel bloggers I just had to share this story my Mom sent me!?

For those not in the area Nutley is a major major road that always has issues anyway.

From NBC 4 Washington:

Squirrel Causes Power Outage on Nutley Street

Updated 12:30 PM EST, Thu, Feb 17, 2011
Apparently, a squirrel caused quite a mess on the roads Thursday morning.
Vienna Patch reported a squirrel crossed a power transformer inVienna, Va., leaving 2,700 people in the dark around 7:30 a.m. Traffic lights also went out in several intersections during the morning commute, from Follin Lane to -- we're not making this up -- Nutley Street.
Police sent generators to intersections to keep traffic moving.

A Dominion Power representative said crews are working to restore power at a substation near Town Hall. Earlier this morning she said customers should have power back by 9:15 am. Those who don't should call Dominion Power at (866) 366-4357.