Swaying power pole at 12th and Commercial

By Jason Johnston
Emporia Gazette – March 27, 2014

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Fire units arrived for a utility problem at 12th Avenue and Commercial Street early this afternoon.

The firefighters found a high line electrical pole that was rotted off at the bottom, according to a release from the Emporia Fire Department. The pole was swaying side to side in gusty winds up to 40 mph.

The Emporia Fire Department, the Emporia Police Department and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office diverted traffic away from the intersection.

Westar Energy arrived on scene and used a truck to secure the pole. Emergency crews then reopened the area to traffic after it was deemed safe.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster