(LAKE WORTH BEACH, FLA) — While thousands of customers in North Carolina lost power after someone shot up two substations, an iguana is to blame for a large-scale power outage in Palm Beach County. Officials at Lake Worth Beach say an iguana’s tail hit a transformer and blew out the Sixth Avenue substation. Customers were without power for about half hour Wednesday night in the city’s southeast area. Officials say the iguana did not survive.
LWB Electric Utility is currently responding to a large scale outage caused by an iguana at our 6th Ave Substation. This outage is effecting customers in the South East area of our service territory. Our teams are working hard to repair the damage and restore the system. pic.twitter.com/by3FwTjCoE
— Lake Worth Beach (@LakeWorthBchPBC) December 7, 2022
The outage impacted 1,431 customers, according to city spokesman Ben Kerr.
“I thought there’s gotta be a car accident,” Abigail Kowal with Happy Car Sales said. “My gosh, what happened? Everything just shut down. My computers weren’t working.”