Power Outage – Pelican Takes The Blame

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A pelican flew into high tension power lines near Cannery Row in Monterey about 10:30 a.m. today, causing a brief power outage and electrical surge.

Pacific Gas & Electric spokeswoman Jennifer Zerwer said the bird knocked out power to 44 customers in the New Monterey and Cannery Row area. Service was restored to all affected customers by 11:40 a.m. after a fuse was replaced, Zerwer said.

Power Outage – Pelican Takes The Blame