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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is implementing a program to protect wildlife as well as your power supply.
REC is deploying animal guards on transformers and other related equipment.
Squirrels alone can cause 1,000 outages in a single year.
To protect both the critter and your power supply some REC poles have even been wrapped in plastic and padding to prevent the relentless little scamps from climbing and damaging equipment.
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