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Wily Raccoon Knocks Power Out in Summit, NJ

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A wily raccoon knocked power out to some 3,100 JCP&L customers in Summit, New Jersey around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Spokesman Gerry Ricciardi said the animal crawled under a fence and on top of "an energized piece of electric equipment" at the Summit substation. Power was restored to most customers by 9 a.m. Ricciardi said a few lingering outages were repaired by 2:30 p.m.

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