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See, Click, Fix: Downed utility pole

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By John Carter - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A viewer has written See Click Fix about an interesting problem in his yard...a downed utility pole.  He says he's asked to have it removed but no one's done anything about it.  We went out to take a look and found there are plenty of utility poles with street lights lining Milan Road in northwest Charlotte.  But there's also one that's no longer standing. 

A neighbor tells us the pole came down when it was hit by a vehicle.  That was July 12th.  A viewer writes See Click Fix that crews were out that same day and removed the wires and lighting equipment from the pole, but they didn't remove the pole from the yard.

The viewer writes, "It's an eyesore, dangerous, sitting on grass that can't be cut and obstructs us parking our cars."

He goes on to write that Duke Energy told him "...they could not take the pole and would have someone come and remove the pole.  I'm still waiting."

And we expect to get an answer today about this situation.  I spoke with Duke Energy yesterday and I'm told a crew will be out on Milan Road today to look at that pole.  If it's a Duke Energy pole, I'm told it will be removed immediately.  We'll let you know as soon as we get an answer.

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