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February 24th, 2011:

Squirrel cuts power to 173 in Yonkers’ Park Hill neighborhood

Something about the finality of the last paragraph of this news item makes me giggle.

LOHUD NEWS ARTICLE

Squirrel cuts power to 173 in Yonkers’ Park Hill neighborhood

By Ernie Garcia • elgarcia@lohud.com • February 24, 2011

YONKERS — A squirrel left 173 Consolidated Edison customers without power in the Park Hill area of Yonkers about 8:30 a.m. today.

Power was restored at 10 a.m. after utility crews responded to Park Hill Avenue to investigate the outage, according to Con Edison spokesman Alan Drury.

The squirrel apparently climbed on a transformer and caused a fuse to blow out, Drury said.

The squirrel’s fate was unknown.