Squirrel Causes Power Outage on Nutley Street

By Brandon Benavides
|  Thursday, Feb 17, 2011  |  Updated 12:30 PM EDT
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Apparently, a squirrel caused quite a mess on the roads Thursday morning.

Vienna Patch reported a squirrel crossed a power transformer in Vienna, 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.

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