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Power Outage in Prince George's



    An electrical crew attemps to restore power

    On an Easter Sunday, Pepco said it was man's Biblical enemy that cause a power outage: an oversized serpent.

    According to the utility, a big snake crawled into a circuit breaker at Crain Highway substation.  The reptile became stuck in a circuit breaker, and power to 6,800 residents in Upper Marlboro was disrupted.

    The power outage began at 10:45 p.m.  Originally, the company projected that it would take until midnight to restore power to some areas.  But by 2 p.m., Pepco said that electricity had been restored to most households.  The majority of the customers affected were residential.

    The snake did not survive the incident.