Ill-fated squirrel causes power outage in Johnston’s Crossing

The site of the power outage on Brookside Drive

There was an explosive pop, followed by a power outage for much of the Johnston’s Crossing neighborhood in Mableton this morning. According to the Georgia Power technician who investigated the outage a squirrel exploring a transformer on Brookside Drive had electrocuted himself, knocking out electrical service to the area.

The technician estimated that power would be restored before noon.

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Larry Felton Johnson

Larry Felton Johnson is the “World’s Oldest Journalism Undergraduate”. He retired after too many years as a software systems engineer, and he’s now a senior in the journalism department at Georgia State University.


He’s the editor and publisher of River Edges.