Bird believed to be cause of power outage

Lights out at Chesapeake Square Mall on Feb. 27, 2014. (Facebook/Erica Simpson)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – An outage in the Western Branch section of Chesapeake knocked out power to more than 6,000 customers Thursday afternoon.

Bonita Harris with Dominion Virginia Power confirmed the outage occurred just after 2 p.m. Chesapeake Square Mall and Chittum Elementary School were among the affected customers.

Harris says it appears a bird damaged a piece of equipment.

All the lights were back on less than half an hour later.

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