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Duke Energy: Snake caused outage affecting nearly 5K in Greenville Co.

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Snake hanging from substation equipment (Source: Ryan Mosier, Duke Energy) Snake hanging from substation equipment (Source: Ryan Mosier, Duke Energy)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Duke Energy spokesperson said an unlikely culprit is behind an outage impacting thousands of customers in Greenville County on Wednesday morning.

Duke Energy reported 4,790 outages in areas along and near US 29 between Augusta Street and White Horse Road on its online outage map.

The outages were first reported shortly after 5 a.m. By 7 a.m., all outages in Greenville County had been restored.

Ryan Mosier, spokesperson for Duke Energy, said the outage was caused by a snake interacting with electrical equipment.

Mosier released a photo of the serpent hanging from equipment in a substation.

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