Squirrel causes thousands to lose power in Hampton

Posted at 8:37 AM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 08:48:34-05

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 the 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.