The recent power outage this weekend in Navasota frustrated a few people, as the heat kicks in this summer. Victor Enmon from Entergy Texas, speaking at Monday’s city council meeting, explained what happened on Saturday.
And, as he explains, it was certainly a unique cause.
“Apparently a snake crawled in, we do have snake barriers around it, but somehow, it still got in and got into the structure…they’re going after eggs…birds nest in there. [The snake] fell across a phase, and it shorted out the substation. That took out the whole ‘feeder,’ or circuit,” said Enmon.
He said a lot of frustrations came in as far as time estimates with residents, saying the fix would come early the next morning. And that came from a system, not the crews themselves.
“If it was just our guys totally in control, we could have a better message. But, I guarantee you, we are striving to do better at that,” Enmon said.
He added his hopes to continue updates with city council in the future.
As for the snake, it did not survive.