Duck, Goose! Goose to Blame for Route 7 Fire, Road Closure
Power flickered Thursday morning after a goose flew into an electrical wire, causing it to fall across Route 7.
Update - A Patch reader sent us this link to a photo of the goose, brush fire and resulting traffic. Sadly, the goose did not survive the mishap.
One Virginia goose appears to have learned the hard way what happens when birds of a feather don't fly together.
A goose flew into an electrical wire near Leesburg Pike and Gallows Road Thursday morning, causing the wire to fall across Route 7 and start the small brush fire that shut down eastbound lanes near Gallows Road, Le-Ha Anderson, spokeswoman for Dominion Power, told Patch.
"One building was without power initially, but we have had to de-energize power to another 30 customers to make final repairs," Anderson told Patch.
Dominion had to close lanes in both directions on Route 7 to finish the repairs, which were expected to be done by 1 p.m. Thursday.
Fairfax County police sent officers to redirect traffic.