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Dear PoP – Utility Pole Leaning

by Prince Of Petworth April 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm 16 Comments


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“Dear PoP,

My house abuts and alley and I have a utility pole on my property line that is leaning. It sways on windy days and isn’t really in danger of falling…yet, but its slowly breaking my fence and its again impacted by me neighbors large tree that also sways in the wind so both cause my cable to go out in high winds. I have contacted the 311, the utility commission, comcast, and verizon to no avail in the past 3 months. Any suggestions from readers on what to do? Right now its leaning at around 25 degrees onto my fence.

BTW does anyone else hate comcast and their phantom charges? My bill went up from 58 dollars to 180 dollars and I now get random charges for telephone taxes of 10 dollars ( I don’t have a telephone and the service isn’t listed on my bill )”

Would this be a Pepco situation? I would def. contact your council member for advice as well. Anyone ever dealt with utility pole problems before?

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