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Parts of WE out of power after pole collapses

September 3rd, 2017 | Tags: Frenchmans Cay West End power utility pole
The fallen utility pole across the road at West End, Tortola today, September 3, 2017. photo: VINO
The utility pole belonging to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) was said to be rotted. Photo: VINO
The utility pole belonging to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) was said to be rotted. Photo: VINO
WEST END, Tortola, VI- It didn’t take a storm to hit Tortola for a utility pole to come crashing down at West End today, September 3, 2017.

The fallen post cut power in parts of West End but most importantly no one was injured.

The post was said to be rotted and fell across the road near Frenchman’s Cay.

Vehicles are still able to pass under the utility pole.

11 Responses to “Parts of WE out of power after pole collapses”

  • Just saying (03/09/2017, 14:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh my my
  • ss (03/09/2017, 14:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Be safe Guys, God Bless You Always
  • poor maintenace (03/09/2017, 15:40) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    The storm still some 1000 miles away and look what we have to go thru today sunday
  • wize up (03/09/2017, 16:57) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    one more complaint Fahie For lay at the feet of the governor....
    • @wixe up (04/09/2017, 10:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is a witch hunt against Fahie eh. Well, if the NDP performance was stellar there would be nothing to fear. Stop blame Fahie.
      • wize up (05/09/2017, 18:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ wixe up: this nigga ain't on any political payroll: don't need bush cutting contracts either: so I call it as I see it!!!!! You running a district for so many years when it ain't the station poles falling down but in congress point fingers:
  • Poor handling (03/09/2017, 23:31) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Due to repair work the road was blocked this afternoon as weekend ferries were comin in, due to lack of diversion signs this created chaos as traffic met head on on the little bypass road, yes the pole had to be attended to urgently but the road signs or a person to direct traffic would have been a good idea
    • wize up (04/09/2017, 06:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Just a question: some of us might know while other fine out( are we still living in the 60s or are we 2017) a vibrat budding territory(pure confusion west end yesterday)
  • Saw with my own eyes (04/09/2017, 12:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    The pole was pulled down by a big truck! The truck was driving closely under the wires and the truck driver kept going until eventually the wires burst and the pole came down with it. Not sure if the driver fled the scene after he realized what happened. Just giving you the correct info.
    • pat (04/09/2017, 23:10) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      make the road passable but fix the actual pole after the hurricane. how else can power get to the hills for now?
    • Truth (04/09/2017, 23:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      For true! That pole was no older than the other surrounding poles. There is no way is rotted out...

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