Downed Pole & Wires Knocks Out Power Following MVA – Expect Closures For Several Hours

Pole and wires down 7th Nowlan3PHOTOS: An MVA on East 7th Street this evening took out a pole with high voltage wires causing a power loss in the area, and left wires strewn across the road. A vehicle driving west bound on 7th Street slammed into the pole, snapping it towards the top, leaving wires hanging just feet from the ground.

The area has been closed off from Somerset Avenue until Nowlan Place, and officials say the road is expected to be closed for several hours while repairs are done.

The airbags deployed in the vehicle and the driver was not injured.

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  1. How many poles have been “felled” in the last month? do we go into the guiness yet? How does a person knock down a pole? Why does it keep happening here? Strangest thing I’ve ever heard. B”H the driver is safe.

  2. Poles just love to jump out infront of motorist that are on the phone, not paying attention, or drinking and driving. Its been happening since that (moderated) Edison invented electricity

    and for the record 2 poles “felled” for april

  3. its a good thing a Kashered my kichen last week….otherwise I wouldn’t be able to see now in the dark…now all I have left are the crumbs in my tank…

  4. It is an honorable deed these poles do, to protect us from drivers that are drinking, talking, texting and any other distractions instead of looking where they are going. Thank you JCP&L for you dedicated poles.

  5. How we thank you for your tireless duty. You stand on corners for years, sometimes decades, waiting to do your job. Then one night you spot the drunk driver, the text messaging driver, the aggressive careless driver, and you step out of the shadows, into the path of his car and SNAP. Your life is over, but in its place, you have stopped this driver cold, preventing him for hurting anyone. For this, we thank you!

  6. wish these poles would stop jumping out in front of people. haven’t they ever heard of multitasking? Leave the poor people alone- they have enough to do while they drive- text, talk, eat, drink, sleep. They shouldn’t have to look out for poles!

  7. With the influx of Mexicans available for hire today, I’m surprised that the Poles are still out there manning their stations!

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