Squirrel causes thousands to lose power in Hampton

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Hampton, Va. – Dominion Virginia Power says a squirrel caused a power outage that left thousands of Hampton customers in the dark on Friday morning.

The outages were mainly in┬áthe Buckroe Beach area, according to Dominion’s outage map.

A Dominion Power spokesperson said the squirrel had gotten into the equipment. Unfortunately, it did not survive.

The power was quickly restored.