The company will now install low-voltage electric snake fencing around substations to keep crawling reptiles out
In a similar incident last year, about 10,000 homes in Japan lost power
Washington, In America, a snake cut off the electricity to 16,000 homes (Electricity Shutdown in the United States). The incident broke out in the US city of Austin when a snake slithered into a substation and came into contact with equipment. Fox News reported that the outage began at 1 a.m. on May 16, affecting about 16,000 customers. The incident happened when a snake entered a substation and came into contact with an electrified circuit, causing a power outage.
Meanwhile, Austin Energy said in its tweet that wildlife interference can cause a power outage. Today a snake crept into one of our substations and came into contact with an electrified circuit which interrupted the flow of electricity. Power was then restored to all affected customers at 2 p.m.
Austin Energy spokesman Matt Mitchell said the company is installing low-voltage electric fences around substations to keep crawling reptiles out. Let us tell you that in a similar incident last year, about 10,000 homes in Japan lost power when a snake fell into an electrical substation.
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FIRST POST: May 20, 2023, 5:45 PM HST