<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d10304686\x26blogName\x3dThe+Proverbial+Line\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLACK\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://scottpatrick.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://scottpatrick.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-5786071934619625915', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>
Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Sad Day in Shadyside

Is is wrong that I laugh at this?

Squirrels knock out power in Shadyside
Tuesday, December 13, 2005

By Anya Sostek, Lawrence Walsh and Lillian Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two "frisky" squirrels playing too close to a transformer were blamed for knocking out power to 2,800 customers in Pittsburgh's Shadyside area today.

Duquesne Light Co. spokesman Joe Balaban said the outage occurred about 1:05 p.m. when wires fell at or near the intersection of Walnut Street and Aiken Avenue. He said the squirrels caused the transformer to short, which sent out a fault current, which caused wires to break.

As of 2:25 p.m., service was restored to all but 160 customers, Mr. Balaban said.

The rest were to be back in service by 5 p.m.

The squirrels both died at the scene.


Post a Comment