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NY1 For You: Staten Island Electric Pole Finally Replaced by Con Ed

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A large, leaning electric pole in Staten Island was finally replaced by Con Ed. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following report.

It's straight as a stick and brand new. Staten Island residents are relieved after a large electric pole was finally replaced after they contacted NY1 For You for help last month.

"It's going to fall, yeah. When it's windy out, when we get a windy day, you could see it actually with your eye, you could see it rocking back and forth," said Steven Desimone, one of the residents.

Homeowners worried that the leaning pole was unstable from Hurricane Sandy.

"My main concern is I have kids here. I have three little girls, my neighbors have little kids, this seems to be like the area where they like to play a lot and just the safety of the people," said Desimone.

A concern he says Con Ed hadn't addressed until NY1 For You called them. A spokesman from Con Ed told NY1 the pole was scheduled for repairs within the first quarter of this year but said they would send an inspector to the site to check it out.

Residents told NY1 after our call, a Con Ed inspector came out and attached a support cable to secure the pole until a permanent solution was in place.

Recently Con Ed completely replaced the pole, adding new wires and connections.

Hopefully, this is the end to a looming problem.

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