The town of Vinton was humming along just fine on Sunday afternoon. The lights were hung, the carols playing when everything came to a screeching halt and strains of a blue Christmas could be heard as the power went out.

Apparently a city squirrel was searching for some chestnuts to roast on an open fire when he came into contact with the 2400 volt system and sent the city into an outage.

Thanks once again to the gentlemen of the Vinton Municipal Electric Utilities for quickly restoring power!




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