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Snake Causes Power Outage at New Jersey Hotel

The Sheraton Mahwah Hotel lost power for approximately four hours

A snake caused a power outage last week at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel in Mahwah, N.J., that lasted a little more than four hours, according to a report from

A spokesperson from Orange & Rockland, the local electric and gas utility, said a 3-ft snake entered an underground electrical box on the hotel's property that led to the outage shortly after 11 a.m. The hotel’s power was restored at 3:25 p.m., but the snake did not survive in the incident.

At the time of the incident report, there were no details on the species of snake.

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