A pigeon is responsible for a sizable power outage Tuesday afternoon in New Bern.
A city spokeswoman says the pigeon flew into a main feeder line, shorting it out. The pigeon died.
At the height of the outage, some 1600 customers were in the dark, from downtown to across the Trent River into James City. Most of those customers were restored within an hour, except for about 160 customers on Middle Street, Hancock Street and Walt Bellamy which got power back on this evening.