Squirrel causes 9% of Ridgefield to lose power today

Early this afternoon approximately 950 Eversource customers in Ridgefield were without power.

The reason for the power outage? A squirrel. Yup. The little guy was on a power line located at the Grove Street entrance to Casagmo. We confirmed with First Selectman Rudy Marconi that this is indeed how it all went down (or dark):

Mr. Squirrel grabbed onto a second line while still standing on the first power line  and connected the lines. This caused the current to travel through the squirrel (yes, he died as a result of being electrocuted). Then, a fuse blew and one of the lines was severed resulting in a power outage. He had one busy afternoon.

Power was restored a few hours later.



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