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07/15/2013 04:43 pm ET

Snake To Blame For Power Outage In Northern Virginia

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The D.C. area is slithering into all kinds of snake-related problems.

First we have snakes terrifying area parents, by falling from trees into Washington playgrounds. Now there are snakes in our Northern Virginia power substations, causing massive blackouts.

A snake meandered into a Dominion Power substation in Arlington Sunday night around 11 p.m. and caused power outages for around 10,000 customers in Northern Virginia, according to NBC Washington.

Luckily, power was restored for all Dominion Power customers affected by the rogue snake's actions before 3 a.m. Monday morning, WTOP reports.

As for the culprit, we think it may be this snake that can open doors (kidding).

We're hoping the snake and Dominion Power can hiss and make up.

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