Got a Crooked Utility Pole from the Hurricane? Report It!
PSE&G wants to know where tilted and unstable utility poles are so they can be replaced.
The region took a battering from Hurricane Sandy, and that includes the sturdy wooden poles that hold up utility and telephone lines.
More than a few crashed down in the hurricane's wake. Many more are leaning dangerously over to one side or another from the high winds.
PSE&G said since they began restoring service after the hurricane, they've replaced at least 2,500 utility poles and 1,000 transformers, as well as cut down more than 41,000 trees that were impairing their ability to get to electrical lines.
If you have a crooked utility pole on your street, the company wants you to report it.
Ralph LaRossa, the company's president and chief operating officer, said that anyone who notices a crooked utility pole should make it known to PSE&G.
Call 1-800-436-7734 and give the nearest street address and the town where the pole is located. Provide a cross street if possible.