Snakes caused thousands to lose power in Fort Mill

news@fortmilltimes.comJune 12, 2014 

YEC: Snakes caused power outage

A power outage that affected thousands of residents June 10 was caused by snakes, a utility discovered.

Joyce Baker, a a spokeswoman for York Electric Cooperative, said snakes going after birds nests “tripped a 100 KV breaker at Duke’s Forest Lakes station.”

The outage, which began after 8 p.m., lasted about 90 minutes. Several communities, including Foxwood, Springfield and some in the vicinity of Regent Park, were without power. In all, approximately 3,000 homes were affected, Baker said.

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