Raccoon Knocks Out Power to 4,000 Homes

Critter got into a power substation near Manassas Regional Airport

Monday, Jun 11, 2012  |  Updated 11:19 AM EDT
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Raccoon Knocks Out Power to 4,000 Homes

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A sneaky critter knocked out power to more than 4,000 homes in Northern Virginia late Sunday night.

InsideNova.com reports that a raccoon "somehow made its way through protective fencing and into a power substation near Manassas Regional Airport about 10:30 p.m."

He knocked out power along Wellington Road, parts of old town Manassas, and Route 28 -- but power was restored in less than an hour.

The raccoon, however, was electrocuted in the process.

Crews are inspecting the substation to figure out how the raccoon got in.

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