Wed May 2, 2012, 08:46 PM
underpants (111,025 posts)
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.
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Response to underpants (Original post)
Wed May 2, 2012, 08:51 PM
freshwest (50,940 posts)
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.
Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #12)
Thu May 3, 2012, 09:01 AM
gkhouston (21,642 posts)
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.