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UPDATE: Power out at Rosedell Elementary School after ‘critter’ apparently chews power line

Posted: September 11, 2013 1:15 p.m.
Updated: September 11, 2013 5:02 p.m.

SANTA CLARITA - Talk about your powerful bite.

Rosedell Elementary School in Saugus was left without power Wednesday after a critter of some kind apparently took a taste of the power line supplying electricity to the school.

Crews from Southern California Edison worked to restore power to the school, but were unable to do so as of Wednesday evening, according to Superintendent Joan Lucid of the Saugus Union School District, which includes Rosedell Elementary.
As a result, Edison will set up generators to provide power to the school Thursday so classes can continue until repairs can be completed, Lucid said.

“It will be business as usual,” Lucid said.

Initial reports blamed some kind of chomping critter, potentially a squirrel, for the outage, likely by biting the school’s power line.

“From what we’re hearing it was a lovely critter of some kind that got hungry and made the wrong decision on what to chew,” Lucid said.

But the precise species of the offending culprit remained unclear.

Nevertheless, Rosedell was in session Wednesday due to the mild turn of the weather and the scheduled early release of students.

The school rerouted phone and computer services to Plum Canyon Elementary School so officials could receive calls and take attendance.

“It gave us a chance to assess our emergency preparedness in a situation that was not as difficult as some others might be,” Lucid said of the power outage. “And everyone just came together and did what they needed to do.”
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