Squirrel responsible for outage

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A squirrel was responsible for shutting off power to more than 3,000 Duke Energy customers in Brazil on Tuesday, said Duke spokesperson Angeline Protogere.

On Wednesday morning, Protogere said the final count of customers affected by the power outage was 3,600, all because a squirrel entered a power substation and damaged equipment. Protogere did not know which substation was affected but the squirrel presumably went to its reward.

Power went out at 1:30 p.m. and was restored to areas as quickly as possible, Protogere said. The last customer received power by 5 p.m.

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  • Great work by Duke Energy to get the power back ...up.....and.....SQUIRREL!!!!

    -- Posted by Bzlobserver on Wed, Aug 31, 2016, at 1:11 PM
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