published Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Squirrel causes brief electrical power outage

A squirrel climbed onto equipment at EPB's Riverside substation this morning, causing a short and a brief power outage for about 1,500 downtown and North Chattanooga customers.

"Our automated system was activated and power was rerouted," EPB spokesman John Pless said "The squirrel is toast."

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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