Birds Blamed For Large Power Outage in SE Minnesota
Chatfield, MN (KROC-AM News)- Turkey vultures are being blamed for knocking out the power for hundreds of customers in southeast Minnesota Monday.
A representative from People’s Energy Cooperative says roughly 1,300 customers in the Chatfield area lost power when the birds flew into a substation. The outage reports came in shortly before 9:30 a.m.
The lights were back on within an hour of the outages. The Oronoco-based energy Cooperative’s Gwen Stevens said it was a rare occurrence and luckily was an easy fix for crews to get the power back on.
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