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Squirrel crawls into transformer at Lincoln and Washington, causing power outage.

"he ( the squirrel) must have been despondent. His wife must have taken his nuts and left"


November 27, 2019

Southern California Edison arrived on scene at 4:20 p.m. to cure the damage caused by an errant squirrel shorted a electrical transformer

Update 6 PM PST electrical power has been restored to all areas.

A power outage at Lincoln and Washington extending over at least eight square city blocks began at about 4 p.m. on Monday, November 25th.

"A squirrel crawled into a transformer causing it too short" said one Santa Monica fire department fireman

Another local resident said that his entire house shook when the transformer or power relay exploded.

Southern California Edison lineman were on the outage 20 minutes later.

Edison personnel on scene could not immediately say how long the power would be out


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