Sneaky snake is blamed for half-hour blackout

September 28, 1995|By Alan J. Craver | Alan J. Craver,SUN STAFF

A snake slithered into a BGE transformer yesterday and knocked out electrical service to 725 residents in Columbia's Owen Brown village for about a half-hour, a company spokeswoman said.

The snake entered a switch gear in the transformer at the intersection of Broken Land Parkway and Cradlerock Way and )) blew out a power line at 12:33 p.m., Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Darcel Guy said.

Service was restored at 1:05 p.m., Ms. Guy said. The snake did

not survive.

Police log

Oakland Mills: 6300 bock of Woodside Court: Officers responding to an alarm found a front window broken at the Emissions Testing Station early Tuesday, police said.

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