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In Watertown, a wave of downed utility poles

Downed power lines on Arsenal Street in Watertown

Dmitry snapped the carnage along Arsenal Street, reports more poles could topple.

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These poles are relatively recent; the sidewalks were poured over the past two summers as part of the Arsenal St. buildup.

I suspect that the poles and sidewalks will have to be replaced for the whole stretch between School and Irving.

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I'm sure it's because they were installed cheaply, as all new development is done cheaply. Oy.

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* Minimal impact to power during storms
* Allows for a strong tree canopy along the street that is not subject to Eversource butchering every year
* It just looks better!

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Minimal impact to power during storms

Some residents of Manhattan after Sandy might disagree.

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The 'real' power is already buried - there's a substation / transformer farm on the other side of Irving St. These poles are largely cable TV and local power drops to customers along Arsenal.

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Now the contractors can double their earnings!

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They call it "Watertown" for a reason.

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This may seem why Canadians call them hydro poles.

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Just ordered delivery from our local Chinese place here in Watertown. Cancel the Red Cross.

Guess we (and the Chinese place) are in a sweet spot that was unaffected, Thank God.

Suldog
http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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