Goose causes power outage

April 23, 2008 5:21:46 AM PDT

Long Island Power Authority spokeswoman Elizabeth Flagler says the bird flew into a power pole and knocked wires askew in New Hyde Park Tuesday morning. She says 568 North Hempstead customers lost power, almost all for less than 90 minutes.

The goose died in the mishap.

Geese have been blamed for outages in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and some other parts of the country.