Squirrel climbs electricity pole in Pennsylvania and knocks out power

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A squirrel has caused widespread power outage in Pennsylvania.

This was after it climbed a utility pole in the city and knocked out the power, resulting in total darkness.

Todd Meyers, Spokesman for power provider, Penelec said about 765 people lost power at about 9:43 am on Monday morning in Granville township and Lewistown Borough.

BestNewsGH.com can report that repair crews that worked on the poles after they were called in, blamed the squirrel which climbed the utility pole near an intersection and came into contact with electrical equipment.

BestNewsGH.com is informed the power outage lasted 1 hour and was restored at 10:30 am.

Mr. Meyers added that the crew installed animal protection gear on the repaired equipment to prevent a repeat incident.

Source: BestNewsGH.com

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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