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Snake causes Fayetteville power outage

Posted May 27, 2010
Updated May 28, 2010

— A snake stuck on a transformer line knocked out electric service to about 10,000 homes in Fayetteville Thursday night.

Police said the snake was trying to get some birds in a nest and crawled up at least 12 to 15 feet.

Progress Energy customers around Yadkin, Morganton and Reilly roads lost power around 10:30 p.m. Crews restored service in about two hours.


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  • truth9806 May 28, 2010

    It is obvious that the power company is not doing enough to protect the enviroment! They should be charged with cruelty to animals!

  • Killian May 28, 2010

    I remember a squirrel blowing one out when I was a kid. Poor thing; there were bits of fur and stuff all over the street. (This was in upstate NY, though, not here.)

  • 27615 May 28, 2010

    smart place for the birds to put their nest

  • esprg May 28, 2010

    I am use to tranformers blowing because of someone crashing into them not because of creatures from the wild...lol

  • anneonymousone May 28, 2010

    YIiB, I lived in New York State when a transformer blew because of a weasel.

  • Your Ignorance is Bliss May 28, 2010

    you know you live in NC when...

  • 6079 SMITH W May 28, 2010

    Geez! must have been one of those "high-resistance" snakes......I bet he's done! (crispy critters)