A snake knocked out power to 1,500 homes after it invaded a circuit switcher at a substation in Wesley Chapel on Thursday, according to a Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative spokesman. The city’s traffic lights were also affected.
More than 1,500 WREC customers were impacted by the outage, according to a map on WREC’s website. As of 6 p.m., the power has been completely restored and traffic lights are working again, the representative said.
Further information was not immediately available.