Apr 20, 2012

Update on the cable

Every day the difference between a living and a dead tree grows more obvious.

I've received a call from National Grid as well as a few tweets. 'Mr Henderson' called me two mornings ago to describe that it was described as something called a 'twin' and that it was a safe solution when burying wires was not an option. The tweet that I received back from NatGrid described was similar:

My response was similar on both the phone and twitter: This may have been deemed safe when it was implemented, but it is clearly not safe now. The street below is beginning to be resurfaced, now and into the next few weeks. It appears that the DPW are doing utility work now.

In other news, I have a friend on the inside at NatGrid who saw my repost of this on facebook. He is looking into it on his end. I haven't yet heard back.

The facts right now.
• I have repeatedly called attention to it.
• The reasons for this contraption are quickly disappearing as now is an ideal time to bury cables.
• NatGrid keeps using the term 'safe' in their discussion of the contraption.
• Anyone who just looks at it can see that it's not safe.
• We live underneath it.


Tina Z said...

I shared your blog with Kate Toomey, she said she would follow up . . . I tried.

Derek Ring said...

Thanks, T. I just got off the phone w/my councilor as well. He is making some calls.