Termites, Rotting Take Down Power Poles
New York City firefighters said 60 homes lost power when termites and rotting caused five utility poles to collapse.
Electricity provider Con Ed said the poles were taken out by a truck Tuesday, but firefighters said they had no evidence to support the truck claim and the poles showed signs of termites and dry rot, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
Residents said the poles had been showing signs of rotting for months and they had repeatedly complained to Con Ed.
No injuries were reported but one car was smashed by a pole. Power was restored to the neighborhood Tuesday night.
Source = UPI
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