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Power restored after snake causes large outage in Prince George's County

April 24, 2011 - 11:19 AM
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A large snake caused quite a headache for Pepco on Easter Sunday.

Nearly 7,000 customers in the Upper Marlboro area lost power for about three hours on Sunday morning and afternoon when a snake slithered a little too close to some feeder lines.

The outages were concentrated in the area of a bus section along Route 301 in Prince George's County. A bus section is a piece of equipment that provides power to five feeder lines, each of which feed about 1,500 customers.

Power was restored to all customers just after 1 p.m.

At its peak, the outage affected 6,912 customers.


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