Expect to lose power during a storm. Whether it’s a summer storm, snow and ice, or a hurricane. But those moments when it’s sunny but the lights go out, they always come as a surprise. And this morning in Asheville, it was one of those days. Power was restored in downtown Asheville after a squirrel caused a power outage. Yes, a squirrel. The local news program Nuevo 13 reported that as of 8:30 this morning the power supply had been restored to more than 3,000 customers. Duke Energy says the animal made its way into a wire that caused the blackout. The affected customers were in the downtown Asheville area.
I guess squirrels have more power than we think. 100% intentional pun.
GALLERY: List of Native Animals of North Carolina
As found by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission