Squirrel Responsible For Everett Power Outage Tuesday Morning

June 25, 2013


squirrel power

Squirrels actually cause lots of power outages all across America

The Snohomish PUD says a wayward squirrel got into the wrong part of the Pinehurst substation Tuesday morning putting 8000 Everett residents into the dark for 40 minutes. Bob Bolerjack from Snohomish PUD says the outage occurred at 6:38am and power was restored at 7:18am. The outage caused some traffic tie ups and made a few people late for work but most likely fared better than the squirrel. Editor’s Note: MyEverettNews.com tried, but has not been able to verify the squirrel’s condition.


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2 Responses to “Squirrel Responsible For Everett Power Outage Tuesday Morning”

  1. Jack Says:

    It was confirmed on the evening news that the squirrel was deceased.

    In lieu of flowers, the surviving squirrels has asked that oaks, walnuts, black walunts, and hazelnut trees be planted instead for a remembrance.

  2. Cookout King Says:

    I will bet good money that this squirrel has been officially BBQ, Stinky Pew, after being cooked at 21.2 Jigga Watts. When everyone knows Squirrel is best on a spit stick, slow roasted at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.