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Squirrel causes power outage in north Raleigh

Posted June 2, 2013

— More than 9,000 households in north Raleigh briefly lost power Sunday evening after a squirrel got into a transformer, authorities said.

Service was restored shortly after 8 p.m.

The outage emanated from a transformer at the intersection of Spring Forest and Six Forks roads.


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  • mattcli Jun 3, 2013

    "Awwwwwwwwww. Poor little squirrel. I hope he lived."

    I have a rather strong feeling he or she is charred, crispy, and very much deceased.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Jun 3, 2013

    LOL @ dj!! We know some of them LOVE committing "squirrelicide" since sometimes they time it just right (or wrong) and run out in front of our cars ~ as if they are waiting for us to come driving by! I always cringe and I hope I miss them!!

  • djofraleigh Jun 3, 2013

    Why did the squirrel do it? What was his motivation? Could have been suicide, I guess, or the squirrel went nutty.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Jun 3, 2013

    LOL @ Squirreling Dervish!!!!

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Jun 3, 2013

    Awwwwwwwwww. Poor little squirrel. I hope he lived. Sorry people lost power, and even though we have gazillions of these cute little critters running everywhere, I still hate seeing one die. :-(

  • Obamacare for life Jun 3, 2013

    obs, yeah, the squirrel line was just an excuse becuase Duke Energy screwed up again.

  • Squirreling Dervish Jun 3, 2013

    was not me ;-)

  • obs Jun 3, 2013

    Ok, this is an odd coincidence.. Any one else there see service crews working at that intersection before the power outage?

  • Scubagirl Jun 3, 2013

    those pesky little critters!