Bird Knocks Out Power to Nearly 2,500 in NJ

NJ.com reports a bird flew into and locked down cables near 11 Sussex Tpke. at about 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, Sep 2, 2012  |  Updated 2:11 PM EDT
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Bird Knocks Out Power to Nearly 2,500 in NJ

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More than 2,000 power customers in Morristown and Morristown Township lost electricity when a bird flew into some power lines Sunday morning. 

NJ.com reports a bird flew into and locked down cables near 11 Sussex Tpke. at about 9:30 a.m. About 2,400 Jersey Central Power & Light customers lost power as a result.

They were all back on line by 11:30 a.m.

An area manager for JCP&L told NJ.com he doubted the bird survived.

"This does happen from time to time," said Peter Johner. "Usually they don't make it."

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