Snake knocks out power to 4,000 after slithering into substation
It took about 90 minutes to completely restore service
It took about 90 minutes to completely restore service.
Mosier says the utility constantly works to improve its barriers to prevent snakes, squirrels and birds from crawling into the electrical equipment at substations and causing outages.
But he says it's not uncommon, especially this time of year. Mosier said small animals remain a big reason for power outages.