Snake blamed for power outage north of Tupelo

Tombigbee Electric Power Association says a snake is to blame for a Monday night power outage in North Lee County that put people in the dark for approximately 30 minutes.

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 6:17 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tombigbee Electric Power Association says a snake is to blame for a Monday night power outage in North Lee County that put people in the dark for approximately 30 minutes.

TEPA manager Bill Long says the snake was stalking a bird or birds that sometime roost in steel lattice work supporting energized electric parts.

People lost power after 10 p.m. in half of the Guntown area, part of northern Saltillo and the Marietta-Kirkville area.

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