Rattlesnake Causes North Central Texas Radar Outage

The National Weather Service says a North Central Texas radar site is offline, and a rattlesnake is to blame.

The NWS put out a message saying "due to complications involving a rattlesnake" the site in Granger will be down overnight Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday afternoon.

The NWS tells NBC 5 a technician went to the site Tuesday to upgrade software and when he opened a cabinet containing some computer equipment he discovered a rattlesnake. The technician quickly left the building.

The NWS says animal control will remove and relocate the snake Wednesday.

Granger is south of Waco and north of Austin in Williamson County, some 150 miles south of Dallas-Fort Worth.

NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.

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