PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - About 6,000 people in the Hampstead area were without power this morning. The cause, a squirrel.
According to Progress Energy, around 8 a.m. a squirrel got in an electrical substation and was electrocuted while running over the equipment. The substation automatically shuts down to avoid further damage to equipment.
Progress Energy was able to reestablish power within the hour.
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