A squirrel leaves downtown Lynchburg powerless

Yesterday morning, a squirrel knocked out electrical power along Main, Commerce and Twelve Streets in Lynchburg, VA.

According to WSET-TV, some 1,159 Appalachian Power customers – not just homes, but also downtown businesses – were without electricity for hours. Even downtown traffic lights were knocked out.

Lots of things can cause outages – high winds that knock down power lines, snow storms that ice up the lines and break them, even a random squirrel.

But whatever the cause, if an outage hits your area, a Milestone Solar system with backup battery bank will keep your lights on, day and night. With no flammable fuels, no toxic gas emissions. And with automatic recharging from a dependable power source that rises every morning.