Squirrel shuts down Charlottesville [December 11]

Charlottesville, we have a squirrel problem. In addition to absconding with all our nuts and generally chattering loudly, squirrels have now attacked our power grid, depriving 1,400 buildings in the downtown area of electricity from early Monday morning into mid-afternoon, reports today’s Daily Progress. Apparently, a squirrel got wedged between two power lines and was electrocuted, causing the electricity on the wires to be interrupted. "It’s very unfortunate for the little squirrel," said a Dominion Power spokesperson, "but this is not an uncommon thing."

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