Photo/Angela Denning

Photo/Angela Denning

The entire town of Petersburg experienced a power outage this morning for about an hour. The lights went out just after 9 a.m.

The reason? A crow got into power equipment at Scow Bay.

According to Petersburg Municipal Power and Light, the bird got into the main bus at the substation. The substation is where power comes in through large lines from the Tyee Lake hydro site and then is distributed to customers through smaller lines.

Some equipment damage was sustained which prevented electric workers from tying back into Tyee, but eventually they were able to restore power a little after 10 a.m.

Petersburg Municipal Power and Light Superintendent, Joe Nelson, was out of the office today and could not be interviewed, but he did send out a written statement on the incident.