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Wed May 2, 2012, 08:46 PM

Snakes knocked out power to 40,000+ (Richmond VA)

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Dominion Virginia Power said snakes were to blame for two Tuesday night power outages across Central Virginia, knocking out power for about 40,000 plus.

The first outage occurred around 8:30 p.m. in Henrico’s West End, off River Road. According to Dominion’s website about 10,000 customers lost power when a power substation suffered an equipment failure.


The second outage Tuesday evening knocked out electricity eastern Henrico, Hanover and New Kent. This outage affected around 33,000 customers.


The warmer over the past couple of days must be making snakes more active.

“I do not recall ever hearing of two issues involving snakes,” said Dominion spokesman, Karl Neddenien.
http://wtvr.com/2012/05/01/two-separate-power-outages-within-hours/

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underpants May 2012 OP
Drale May 2012 #1
2on2u May 2012 #2
freshwest May 2012 #3
ChairmanAgnostic May 2012 #4
pinboy3niner May 2012 #5
HangOnKids May 2012 #6
longship May 2012 #10
AnnieBW May 2012 #7
Brigid May 2012 #8
AndyTiedye May 2012 #9
Ship of Fools May 2012 #11
Blue_Tires May 2012 #12
gkhouston May 2012 #13

Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. COBRA!!!!!

Damn it, why can't the Joes take care of them already?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:48 PM

2. How the animal kingdom plans to reclaim the earth... one

 

concept that worked, more on the way I'm sure.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:51 PM

3. I wonder if those snakes causing similar outages in Guam have arrived there.

There was a concern that they'd enter the USA through military transport. They'd been found on ships and in the wheel wells of planes.

Some had survived the trips to Hawaii, although you might not think it would happen.

Otherwise, I'd suspect it was done by the GOP, just trying to get another contract for their bosses.


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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:56 PM

4. Sounds almost. . . . Biblical.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 09:04 PM

5. I'm tired...

...of these MF'n snakes in these MF'n substations!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Wed May 2, 2012, 09:07 PM

6. Somebody Had To Say It! LOL

Of course it was you. Clever guy!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:17 AM

10. Poifect!

You beat me to it.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:05 PM

7. Snakes.

Why'd it have to be... snakes.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #7)

Wed May 2, 2012, 11:05 PM

8. Aw man! You beat me to it!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:09 AM

9. Baby Snakes?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:49 AM

11. My husband is a lineman with a power company.

This has happened before...and guess what?
Tastes just like CHICKEN!!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:56 AM

12. So that's Dominion's flimsy excuse du jour?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #12)

Thu May 3, 2012, 09:01 AM

13. We had so many power outages at my alma mater

due to "squirrel activity" that it was a running joke that the Facilties people had a freezer full of throw-down squirrels to blame the outage du jour on.

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