Power restored to Aiken Electric Co-Op customers after large snake caused issue at Monetta substation


AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — Approximately 1362 members were affected by an outage at Aiken Electric Cooperative’s Monetta substation. Officials say the areas are were near Old 96 Indian Trail, Keys Pond Rd, etc.

The cause of the outage was a large snake entering transformer equipment causing them to lose communication to the entire substation, officials shared with Newschannel 6’s Aiken Bureau Chief Shawn Cabbagestalk.

Officials report power has since been restored.

Count on NewsChannel 6 to keep you updated on the developing story.

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