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Fulton power outage caused by snake


Power outages in Fulton on Wednesday were caused by snake entering a substation, the City of Fulton confirmed in a Thursday social media post.

The city wrote at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday that intermittent power outages were occurring in the city. Power outages were resolved at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday, according to another post. The city wrote on Thursday that the outage started at 2:45 p.m.

The city wrote on Thursday that a snake entered a substation “in the southern part of town,” but did not specify where.

“The snake caused the substation fuses to blow, which damaged the 2-inch bus, 13,800-volt insulators, and ignited a small grass fire outside the substation. The Fulton Fire Department promptly extinguished the fire, and utility crews worked diligently to repair the damage, restoring power to residents swiftly and safely,” the post says.

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