Friday morning power outage triggered by squirrel affects 2,600 PUD customers in Edmonds

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About 2,600 Snohomish County PUD customers were without power in downtown Edmonds and the Westgate and Yost Park neighborhoods Friday morning, all because a squirrel ended up in utility district equipment, triggering an outage.

Snohomish County PUD spokesman Neil Neroutsos said the outage was first reported at 8:44 a.m. and power was restored to most customers by 11:45 a.m. “The cause of the outage was a squirrel that got into our equipment and caused a malfunction,” he said.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Had a power blip right around 10am here in Esperance, but only lasted a second or two.

    Let’s have a moment of silence for that extra crispy squirrel.

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