News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Pigeons leaving on power line causes power lines to bounce, makes contact and sparked power and internet outage.
ZachNews has received some more information regarding the sparks that were coming from a utility pole near F Street and West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California on Monday, January 7th, 2019.
On Friday, Needles City Manager Rick Daniel tells ZachNews, “I checked with Electric about the arcing caused short that happened recently by St Vincent de Paul. They report that bot recent incidents are attributable to pigeons. When a bunch sit on the line, then leave at once it causes the lines to bounce allowing them to come in contact with others causing the arc.”
ZachNews just received this video from Timothy Terral of sparks coming from a utility pole in Downtown Needles, California, which caused power and internet service to go out in the area.
Utility crews from the City of Needles restored power, and Golden Valley Cable and Communication restored internet service.
** Pictures and Video from Timothy Terral: **