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#125045 - 02/06/07 08:32 PM Downed lines  
pauluk  Offline
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No idea when or where this took place, except obviously somewhere in the U.S. and some place which has a causeway (sign visible on gantry arm, right):

[Linked Image]


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#125046 - 02/06/07 09:03 PM Re: Downed lines  
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It's not California or Nevada, just from the way the signals are mounted to the crossarms.. But they are mounted like that in quite a few states... (Some reason I wanna say "Florida or maybe eastern Washington, but I'm likely wrong...)

Either way, this is a hell of a mess! [Linked Image]


#125047 - 02/06/07 09:45 PM Re: Downed lines  
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Somehow I was thinking causeways, hurricane damage...... Maybe Florida or somewhere around the Gulf Coast?

Fla. seemed to be span-wire mounting with yellow signals when I was there, but that was a good few years ago. Checking here:
http://signalfan.tripod.com/east.htm

says that the state has recently started using this style of mounting.


#125048 - 02/06/07 11:38 PM Re: Downed lines  
LarryC  Offline
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Winchester, NH, US
Just speculating ...

recent Florida storm?


#125049 - 02/07/07 04:07 AM Re: Downed lines  
ShockMe77  Offline
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Rahway, New Jersey
Imagine going to work and seeing that!

It makes cleaning up the old wires on an Add-A-Level look like a walk in the park compared to linemen have to do.


#125050 - 02/07/07 05:27 AM Re: Downed lines  
screwi  Offline
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Looks like a car or truck hit it, are those marks anything to do with it on the road?

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#125051 - 02/07/07 08:17 AM Re: Downed lines  
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There appears to be wind damage to the roof of the closest building on the right. Plus, there are more poles downed further down the street. We have signs like that here in VA, but haven't had any serious storms in quite a while. NC, perhaps? Florida seems most likely, as they were hardest hit this year.

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#125052 - 02/07/07 10:40 AM Re: Downed lines  
IanR  Offline
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That intersection looks very familiar. It reminds me of an intersection on US1 in Vero Beach FL. The next time I'm down that way, I'll look for it.


#125053 - 02/07/07 01:34 PM Re: Downed lines  
Theelectrikid  Offline
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Hmm, black signals with black backplates, mounted on mast-arms (as they're called), and a heck of a lot of downed poles (look in the background), I'll say Florida!

Look at the last (?) picture under "FLORIDA" on the site Paul linked to, that uses black signals on mast-arms.

The sign on the arm is an ordinary street sign. [Linked Image]

Ian A.

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#125054 - 02/08/07 07:28 PM Re: Downed lines  
Elviscat  Offline
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it could well be Western Washngton after the larger windstorm we had in December
-will


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