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Truck Topples Norwalk Pole Left Standing By Sandy

A tractor trailer sits below the telephone pole it pulled down Wednesday afternoon on Park Street in Norwalk. (Photo contributed by Faye Bowman.)

NORWALK, Conn. – A tractor trailer brought the second dose of trouble to Norwalk’s Park Street in less than a week Wednesday when it snagged a wire and brought down a telephone pole, a man who works on the street said.

Good news: the power was out anyway.

Workers were on the scene at about 6:30 p.m., digging a deep hole for a new pole as a part of the old one dangled behind them. Wall Street was closed at East Avenue. France Street was closed halfway between that intersection and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Wires were hanging low.

Dr. David Parnas stood on the sidewalk, thankful for a little entertainment as he waited for his wife and children to return from a Halloween party. He said the truck – which shouldn’t have been on the road anyway – kept going after it snagged the wire, thereby pulling everything down.

It was a mess he wasn’t expecting to get fixed anytime soon.

Wires were hanging low on the other side of the street, too, over neatly stacked freshly cut yard-lengths of tree trunk, the remnants of a tree that toppled during Hurricane Sandy. The tree had blocked the road.

Parnas said it took him two hours to make the 12-mile trip from his home in Weston due to the many downed trees on the route. That was because his three children – ages 6, 8 and 12 – demanded that the family stop to photograph each one. That also meant Dad had to pose next to the exposed tree roots.

 

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3 responses to “Truck Topples Norwalk Pole Left Standing By Sandy”

  1. john frank

    Was the road closed before the truck went through ? I heard it went around barricades before it caught the low hanging wires. If it was closed, the truck owner may be responsible. If it wasn’t closed, the owner may not have to pay a dime.

  2. I don’t know … I’m not totally up and running yet. Haven’t been to the police station to ask questions, for instance.

  3. norwalkertoo

    The road was closed. There was a barricade across Park. It was either ignored or moved to the side by someone who was inconvenienced by “road closed.”

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