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Goose shorts power in S. Phinney, Fremont, Wallingford

November 3rd, 2008 · Comments

A bird knocked out power to about 4,000 customers in Fremont, Wallingford and southern Phinney Ridge for about 45 minutes this morning.

Seattle City Light spokesman Scott Thomsen says the goose¬†touched two wires at once at about 9 a.m. “When that happens, it creates a new circuit through the bird,” Thomsen said. “There wasn’t much left of the bird.”

Those most likely to come home to digital clocks blinking “12:00” were between North 39th Street to North 53rd Street between I-5 and 3rd Avenue NW.

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