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.

Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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