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Article from the “Hartford Courant” dated May 22, 2007:

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood…..apparently quite a bit if you’re talking power.

Connecticut Light and Power officials told Eyewitness News that a woodchuck in a vacant building caused an outage that affected thousands of customers in downtown Meriden late Tuesday morning.

More than 4,000 – about 15% of the city – lost power in the 10:00 AM hour. Downtown was without power and the police department had to go on generator power. The woodchuck escaped capture was last seen running toward the wooded lot next to the vacant building.

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