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  • christopher27519 Jan 4, 6:30 p.m.

    You're absolutly right Rushbot, this is last year's news. C'mon WRAL, stop serving leftovers and get something fresh on the table for 2013 -- surely there's something new here to report on in Cary.

  • rushbot Jan 3, 10:45 a.m.

    Is it just me, or is all the Cary News pretty old?!?!

  • LuvLivingInCary Dec 28, 3:33 p.m.

    that's right. no squirrels...only chickens...

    i love living in cary and seeing all the people that are jealous of our lifestyles.

  • YA RECKON Dec 28, 3:21 p.m.

    RE : Cary should be a squirrel free zone from now own.

    Now that's funny right there I don't care who ya'are.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 28, 2:48 p.m.

    Ummmm, Ummmm, squirrel stew and rice....

  • NCHighlander Dec 28, 1:30 p.m.

    yes. the mayor.

    if you have a public regulated company not performing as they should and costing the city money in the way of manned officers at not working red-lights...I do think as a taxpayer I want answers and what they are doing to prevent it from happening again.

    yes. they can do things to help solve this problem instead of just having a blind eye. all you need is a can do attitude which a few posters need. ProzacDispenser

    You fine folks in Cary should never be inconvenienced. Cary should be a squirrel free zone from now own.

  • LuvLivingInCary Dec 28, 1:13 p.m.

    yes. the mayor.

    if you have a public regulated company not performing as they should and costing the city money in the way of manned officers at not working red-lights...I do think as a taxpayer I want answers and what they are doing to prevent it from happening again.

    yes. they can do things to help solve this problem instead of just having a blind eye. all you need is a can do attitude which a few posters need.

  • Rolling Along Dec 28, 12:58 p.m.

    Two things you don't want in a power substation switch yard... A squirrel or a lineman.

  • kimisufu Dec 28, 12:38 p.m.

    I am not an employee of any utility. I just happen to understand electricity distribution. The mayor? Oh that's grand. Try some of the Prozac in that dispenser.

    Ask any utility in the country. This type of thing happens every single day.

  • JustAName Dec 28, 12:29 p.m.

    "First of all if there is something in the ground causing a fault, you cant see it to know where to dig, second of all the cost of burying the lines would be astronomical." - rcanadayiv

    If you can use a AAA battery operated tool to determine where the power ends on a line of lights, you can use a bigger tool to find the issue underground. Also, I have personally seen when power goes out during winter storms in areas with lines above ground, but stay on where lines are below ground. It seems as if they don't lose power in those areas as often.

    The power company claims it costs them more money, but less maintenance would be a savings over the long run. Everybody wants us to be more like NYC, so why not put the lines underground. You could even do it as part of the sidewalk infrastructure.

  • LuvLivingInCary Dec 28, 12:27 p.m.

    i guess we have some progress energy employees on here. three outages in the last two months is unacceptable. the other two were just plain maintenance issues. it only got attention when the high school lost power during school hours. sorry but i'm not stupid.

    i think the mayor needs to pick up the phone and ask for some answers.

  • heelsgirl05 Dec 28, 12:22 p.m.

    And, with all the construction that happens in this area, not a good idea to bury lines because they could get cut if someone doesnt know where they are digging!

  • heelsgirl05 Dec 28, 12:21 p.m.

    couldnt imagine the smell of a burned squirrel.....yuck

  • kimisufu Dec 28, 12:16 p.m.

    A squirrel getting into a substation has nothing to do with the service in Cary after the merger. It happens. Squirrels got in before the merger. Squirrels will continue to fry themselves.

    "i love what the town of cary said in their email blast...call progress energy to report the outage."

    Why would they recommend something otherwise? The Town of Cary doesn't provide power to residents. In

  • fungod12000 Dec 28, 12:04 p.m.

    omnomnomn.....fried squirrel.

  • Relic Dec 28, 12:01 p.m.

    Stuff happens people, no matter what you do. Nobody died but a squirrel. Deal with it.

  • rcanadayiv Dec 28, 11:43 a.m.

    The squirrel got into the high side (hot) lines at the substation. CAnt keep a squirrel or a snake or even a theif out of a substation..Burying lines? Maybe you dont understand how it works. First of all if there is something in the ground causing a fault, you cant see it to know where to dig, second of all the cost of burying the lines would be astronomical. Federal regulations cause your power bill to increase every year. Nothing compared to what it would be if we buried lines and maintained them underground. Third, the squirrel got in the substation not on a feeder line. You cant bury a substation. I work for the power company. I know... Most educated people have no idea what it costs for the(evil)power company corporations to bring 1 volt of electricity to Amercian households because of Federal regulations.. They have no idea how power is generated and transmitted from one grid to the other with every grid it crosses paying federal taxes on each grid..

  • LuvLivingInCary Dec 28, 11:40 a.m.

    three big outages in cary in the last two months. i love what the town of cary said in their email blast...call progress energy to report the outage.

    nothing like a good merger to downgrade service in cary.

  • chrisnrali Dec 28, 11:20 a.m.

    nothing but a rat with a fuzzy tail.

  • SportsLover75 Dec 28, 11:18 a.m.

    We had this happen at our house. Not a pretty site to uncover.

  • sinenomine Dec 28, 11:00 a.m.

    We have constant outages in my neighborhood in North Raleigh seemingly all of which the power company blames on squirrels. Maybe instead of hunting deer or bear there should be a bounty placed on squirrels.

  • icy148 Dec 28, 10:47 a.m.

    I hope the squirrel is ok! Probably not...

  • JustAName Dec 28, 10:45 a.m.

    I'd rather Cary take the money and bury the rest of the power lines in the town. Or at least force Progress/Duke Energy to bury them when street construction happens.

  • Unfair Moderators Stink Dec 28, 10:19 a.m.

    A few intersections where there are no working traffic signals because of this outage might be nice so we could take another route until the repairs are made would be nice.

  • JennyB Dec 28, 10:12 a.m.

    ALVIN!!!!!!!

  • kikinc Dec 28, 10:09 a.m.

    Fried squirrel?

  • Itdoesnotmatter Dec 28, 10:02 a.m.

    What exactly is "animal interference"

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