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Posted: 7/20/2010 12:43:49 PM EDT
A few years ago, some woman in a minivan wrecked into a telephone pole on the road outside my neighborhood.  The powerpoles fell like dominoes.  After they were replaced, they were too low to the ground.

I cannot figure out how the truck got into the neighborhood, but on the way out the driver managed to get the biggest powerline of the bunch stuck between the cab and the trailer.

Just yesterday I witnessed a no-injuries wreck on the interstate that was, unfortuanately, very humorous - so I rushed home (BIG detour) to grab my 2-trillion dollar digital camera - only to find my wife had used it all weekend and put it away with dead batteries.  I threw the batteries in the charger and waited, and out the door I ran at 3% charge








Pretty good view of the shenanigans.


Here the officers are turning folks around.  Probably a setup event for illegal searches!

This one makes it look nice and tight!

Other side of the truck!



This guy is one of the two heroes that are gonna save the truck from the evil modern wires.  From this point they had it fixed in about 15 minutes.

Officer bald guy stopping traffic in the other direction.


Once I determined officer bald guy wasn't gonna take my camera, I got a little closer!


The name of the company that actually pays the genius driver.

I found their slogan particularly appropriate.

From the rear!

The other hero of the day is starting to lift the line!



I think someone yelled "Free milkshake".


Statring to move.  If you compare the next pic, the truck is just kreeping along.





I think these two head-scratchers were in charge of extracting the errant semi.  The guy in the grey/black shirt asked me "Who are you with?"

The truck is free!  The power line just dragged across the trailer when they left... How did they get in in the first place?

Whats left of the lines.

First hero guy is trying to tie the lines back up.

The boss-men are congratulating eachother.

More congratulations.  I wanted to get my AK for some celibratory gunfire, but I decided it was too hot outside.

Whats left of the stretched wire.  Looks like it gave birth.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:45:14 PM EDT
[#1]
IBTPics
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:45:57 PM EDT
[#2]
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IBTPics


Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:47:24 PM EDT
[#3]
Quoted:
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IBTPics




this
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:48:16 PM EDT
[#4]
PICS MUTHA FUCKA, DO YOU HAVE THEM?

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:48:37 PM EDT
[#5]
[crickets]

excellent....
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:50:57 PM EDT
[#6]



Quoted:



I cannot figure out how the truck got into the neighborhood, but on the way out the driver managed to get the biggest powerline of the bunch stuck between the cab and the trailer.





Notice that it is a drop deck dry van? Moving companies use them often; easier to load from the ground. I would bet someone is moving in or out of your neighborhood.



 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:54:24 PM EDT
[#7]
I'm surprised you got that close to take a picture.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:07:43 PM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:

Quoted:

I cannot figure out how the truck got into the neighborhood, but on the way out the driver managed to get the biggest powerline of the bunch stuck between the cab and the trailer.


Notice that it is a drop deck dry van? Moving companies use them often; easier to load from the ground. I would bet someone is moving in or out of your neighborhood.
 


Yes. This.

You'd be surprised where a tractor/trailer can maneuver. More places than some straight trucks.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:10:02 PM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:
I'm surprised you got that close to take a picture.


Favorite response so far.  I threw that first pic up alone for just this reason!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:13:21 PM EDT
[#10]
You know those aren't power lines, right?  The Verizon truck should have been a clue.  
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:17:21 PM EDT
[#11]
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You know those aren't power lines, right?  The Verizon truck should have been a clue.  


Hell those lines carry information man, and information is power!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:18:14 PM EDT
[#12]



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You know those aren't power lines, right?  The Verizon truck should have been a clue.  




Hell those lines carry information man, and information is power!


True Dat!  



 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:20:18 PM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
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You know those aren't power lines, right?  The Verizon truck should have been a clue.  


Hell those lines carry information man, and information is power!


rofl!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:21:31 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
Quoted:
You know those aren't power lines, right?  The Verizon truck should have been a clue.  


Hell those lines carry information man, and information is power!


yep.  Can you hear me now...
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:22:28 PM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:

I would bet someone is moving in or out of your neighborhood.
 


Gump! You're a gd genius!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:24:54 PM EDT
[#16]
Hatteras Lane is my bet about how the got in there, I think the power lines are higher there.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:25:25 PM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
Quoted:
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You know those aren't power lines, right?  The Verizon truck should have been a clue.  


Hell those lines carry information man, and information is power!


yep.  Can you hear me now...


That truck tried to break the interwebs!

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:28:09 PM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:
You know those aren't power lines, right?  The Verizon truck should have been a clue.  


Yep. CATV and telephone lines. The electrical lines are the top mounted lines.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:30:04 PM EDT
[#19]
Quoted:
Hatteras Lane is my bet about how the got in there, I think the power lines are higher there.


They certainly must be higher now.  The truck must have dragged all the slack out of the lines in both directions!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:30:12 PM EDT
[#20]
how the hell did they manage to get the ok to put them that low.



it looks like the cherry picker might not even fit under there.

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:31:27 PM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
You know those aren't power lines, right?  The Verizon truck should have been a clue.  


Thats exactly what I was thinking. Looks a lot like the fiber we have hanging from power lines, and the fiber runs always go below the power. As can be seen, low enough to more often than not it seems get tangled up by the trucks. Which always puts lots of pretty colors on the alarm screens.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:36:15 PM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
A few years ago, some woman in a minivan wrecked into a telephone pole on the road outside my neighborhood.  The powerpoles fell like dominoes.  After they were replaced, they were too low to the ground.
I cannot figure out how the truck got into the neighborhood, but on the way out the driver managed to get the biggest powerline of the bunch stuck between the cab and the trailer.
Just yesterday I witnessed a no-injuries wreck on the interstate that was, unfortuanately, very humorous - so I rushed home (BIG detour) to grab my 2-trillion dollar digital camera - only to find my wife had used it all weekend and put it away with dead batteries.  I threw the batteries in the charger and waited, and out the door I ran at 3% charge
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02236%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02237%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02238%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02239%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02240%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02241%20(Medium).JPG
Pretty good view of the shenanigans.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02242%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02244%20(Medium).JPG
Here the officers are turning folks around.  Probably a setup event for illegal searches!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02245%20(Medium).JPG
This one makes it look nice and tight!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02247%20(Medium).JPG
Other side of the truck!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02248%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02249%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02251%20(Medium).JPG
This guy is one of the two heroes that are gonna save the truck from the evil modern wires.  From this point they had it fixed in about 15 minutes.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02252%20(Medium).JPG
Officer bald guy stopping traffic in the other direction.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02253%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02255%20(Medium).JPG
Once I determined officer bald guy wasn't gonna take my camera, I got a little closer!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02257%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02258%20(Medium).JPG
The name of the company that actually pays the genius driver.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02259%20(Medium).JPG
I found their slogan particularly appropriate.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02260%20(Medium).JPG
From the rear!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02261%20(Medium).JPG
The other hero of the day is starting to lift the line!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02262%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02263%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02264%20(Medium).JPG
I think someone yelled "Free milkshake".
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02265%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02267%20(Medium).JPG
Statring to move.  If you compare the next pic, the truck is just kreeping along.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02268%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02271%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02272%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02278%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02291%20(Medium).JPG
I think these two head-scratchers were in charge of extracting the errant semi.  The guy in the grey/black shirt asked me "Who are you with?"
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02303%20(Medium).JPG
The truck is free!  The power line just dragged across the trailer when they left... How did they get in in the first place?
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02312%20(Medium).JPG
Whats left of the lines.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02313%20(Medium).JPG
First hero guy is trying to tie the lines back up.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02314%20(Medium).JPG
The boss-men are congratulating eachother.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02316%20(Medium).JPG
More congratulations.  I wanted to get my AK for some celibratory gunfire, but I decided it was too hot outside.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02317%20(Medium).JPG
Whats left of the stretched wire.  Looks like it gave birth.




Great set of pics, thank you for sharing.


But I have to ask, why so sarcastic?

The guy to blame is the driver of the truck.

The power line (phone line?) guys were only there to fix the mistake of the driver. Just doing their job.

The cops were just doing their job, directing traffiic so that nobody got hurt.

I don't see the reason for the sarcasm.

Maybe it's just me.


(Please don't take this a flame, I'm just curious, that's all)  
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:37:15 PM EDT
[#23]
Quoted:
how the hell did they manage to get the ok to put them that low.

it looks like the cherry picker might not even fit under there.


They have very strict requirements for the height of those lines, and it is a bit above 13'6".  

Someone may have screwed up.   It is summer time in Florida as well.   Those lines change length in the heat and cold.   There are a million reasons really.   Someone from the power company may have replaced the pole and a contractor put the phone lines back at the wrong height.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:41:57 PM EDT
[#24]
Probably a phone cable or other utility bedsides electric, thats why they are called utility poles, not electric poles..Usually the wires that are at the bottom of the pole are not other utility, electricity is reserved for the top of the pole, FYI..

Thanks for all the photos..Now post 30 pics of your wife and only 2 of the truck..It would get alot more views..
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:42:11 PM EDT
[#25]
By the title I thought this was going to be more than just a wire that was hanging lower then it should have been. I kept scrolling down to see somthing special or interesting. Like the truck bursting into flames or them finding the trailer full of illegals or dildos or something.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:07:04 PM EDT
[#26]
Cable lines









shit climb up there and pick em up yourself


















Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:10:57 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
By the title I thought this was going to be more than just a wire that was hanging lower then it should have been. I kept scrolling down to see somthing special or interesting. Like the truck bursting into flames or them finding the trailer full of illegals or dildos or something.



How about a trailer full of illegal dildos?
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:14:21 PM EDT
[#28]
I wish you had taken a few more pics....
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:14:27 PM EDT
[#29]
Quoted:

Great set of pics, thank you for sharing.


But I have to ask, why so sarcastic?

The guy to blame is the driver of the truck.

The power line (phone line?) guys were only there to fix the mistake of the driver. Just doing their job.

The cops were just doing their job, directing traffiic so that nobody got hurt.

I don't see the reason for the sarcasm.

Maybe it's just me.


(Please don't take this a flame, I'm just curious, that's all)  


Actually, I'd blame whoever put up the damn lines without proper signage.  Those things are way, way to low.  IIRC, you are supposed to have 14' of clearance.  

ETA: 13'6 or 14', depending on the state.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:15:27 PM EDT
[#30]
Quoted:
Quoted:

Great set of pics, thank you for sharing.


But I have to ask, why so sarcastic?

The guy to blame is the driver of the truck.

The power line (phone line?) guys were only there to fix the mistake of the driver. Just doing their job.

The cops were just doing their job, directing traffiic so that nobody got hurt.

I don't see the reason for the sarcasm.

Maybe it's just me.


(Please don't take this a flame, I'm just curious, that's all)  


Actually, I'd blame whoever put up the damn lines without proper signage.  Those things are way, way to low.  IIRC, you are supposed to have 13' of clearance


13'6"
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:18:04 PM EDT
[#31]
Did you tell those Verizon big shots that there fucking DSL line is low enough to behead motorcyclists?
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:18:28 PM EDT
[#32]
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how the hell did they manage to get the ok to put them that low.

it looks like the cherry picker might not even fit under there.


They have very strict requirements for the height of those lines, and it is a bit above 13'6".  

Someone may have screwed up.   It is summer time in Florida as well.   Those lines change length in the heat and cold.   There are a million reasons really.   Someone from the power company may have replaced the pole and a contractor put the phone lines back at the wrong height.


Minimum is 13'6 which is the highth of most trailers.  

It's a moving truck how else is it supposed to get to a residential house than go through residential neighborhood.  

At least it wasn't a dump truck that raised his bed hit the wires quickly lowered the bed pulled forward got out and looked.  Got back in the truck raised the bed again hit power lines instead of just cable lines.  Truck and trailer both on fire.  Or my favorite entrance flaged off by four different levels of caution tape 2',4',6',and8'.  Driver comes through along with me and four other drivers waving hands trying to get the guy to stop.  Snags  lowest line at about 25 mph and Fs up a bunch of stuff.  Entrance was blocked off due to the low line.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:24:23 PM EDT
[#33]
Quoted:
Quoted:
how the hell did they manage to get the ok to put them that low.

it looks like the cherry picker might not even fit under there.


They have very strict requirements for the height of those lines, and it is a bit above 13'6".  

Someone may have screwed up.   It is summer time in Florida as well.   Those lines change length in the heat and cold.   There are a million reasons really.   Someone from the power company may have replaced the pole and a contractor put the phone lines back at the wrong height.


Sorry bout those sagging lines ...... I was downloading fat chick porn.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:36:02 PM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:
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Great set of pics, thank you for sharing.


But I have to ask, why so sarcastic?

The guy to blame is the driver of the truck.

The power line (phone line?) guys were only there to fix the mistake of the driver. Just doing their job.

The cops were just doing their job, directing traffiic so that nobody got hurt.

I don't see the reason for the sarcasm.

Maybe it's just me.


(Please don't take this a flame, I'm just curious, that's all)  



Nope If the lines were lower than 13'6 It is the utility companys problem.  had a truck pull down a wire and damage my truck and everything was paid for by the phone company when they measured and saw that their lines were low.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:36:37 PM EDT
[#35]
Even if the lines are too low, it is still the drivers responsibility.  There have been many times where I have been driving a box truck and I was unsure of the height.  Sometimes its a low bridge, most of the time its a gas station.  So you pull up close, put the air brakes on, and get out and look.  If I hold up traffic, too bad.  If you are driving down the interstate, you can safely assume your truck will not hit anything, assuming your truck is normal sized, but the smaller the road, the more you have to look out for these things.  Its not like he was doing 65 miles per hour.  The speed limit is 25, so you can pay attention for these things.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:38:42 PM EDT
[#36]



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I would bet someone is moving in or out of your neighborhood.

 




Gump! You're a gd genius!


Nice snip.



He said he didn't know why the tractor-trailer was in the neighborhood!




 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:57:34 PM EDT
[#37]
Quoted:
Even if the lines are too low, it is still the drivers responsibility.  There have been many times where I have been driving a box truck and I was unsure of the height.  Sometimes its a low bridge, most of the time its a gas station.  So you pull up close, put the air brakes on, and get out and look.  If I hold up traffic, too bad.  If you are driving down the interstate, you can safely assume your truck will not hit anything, assuming your truck is normal sized, but the smaller the road, the more you have to look out for these things.  Its not like he was doing 65 miles per hour.  The speed limit is 25, so you can pay attention for these things.


for a non-oversize load No it's not
It is the responsibility of the company that put them up
those rules and regulations are there for a reason
Same reason that trucks cannot go over a particular height (13'6"), because everything over any public road is supposed to clear that.

In a driveway, private road, something like that, yes, driver's problem
Public road, not the driver's problem.

I get into some ugly spots with my semi (not as ugly as moving van guys, I don't envy them at all) and wires aren't on my list of shit to look for, it's supposed to be right and if it's too low I'LL be the one making the insurance claim.
Notice the driver just drove off, they didn't ticket him,nothing, not his problem.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:58:47 PM EDT
[#38]
Oh, and it doesn't shock me it's Verizon fucking it up.
where the fuck are the inspectors who were supposed to be inspecting and approving all this when it went in, that is what all those permits and fees were for right?  Safety like they say, it couldn't be revenue.

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:04:30 PM EDT
[#39]
Shit thanks for the 56K warning
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:15:12 PM EDT
[#40]
I deal with these situations all the time. Wires have to be 15'6" to be compliant. Trailer wouldn't be any higher than 13'6". Verizon's fault.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:17:55 PM EDT
[#41]


Nice captions.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:23:20 PM EDT
[#42]
Quoted:
how the hell did they manage to get the ok to put them that low.

it looks like the cherry picker might not even fit under there.


Its all bullshit - they don't need an "OK" around here - they just did it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:23:22 PM EDT
[#43]
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:25:19 PM EDT
[#44]
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A few years ago, some woman in a minivan wrecked into a telephone pole on the road outside my neighborhood.  The powerpoles fell like dominoes.  After they were replaced, they were too low to the ground.
I cannot figure out how the truck got into the neighborhood, but on the way out the driver managed to get the biggest powerline of the bunch stuck between the cab and the trailer.
Just yesterday I witnessed a no-injuries wreck on the interstate that was, unfortuanately, very humorous - so I rushed home (BIG detour) to grab my 2-trillion dollar digital camera - only to find my wife had used it all weekend and put it away with dead batteries.  I threw the batteries in the charger and waited, and out the door I ran at 3% charge
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02236%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02237%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02238%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02239%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02240%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02241%20(Medium).JPG
Pretty good view of the shenanigans.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02242%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02244%20(Medium).JPG
Here the officers are turning folks around.  Probably a setup event for illegal searches!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02245%20(Medium).JPG
This one makes it look nice and tight!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02247%20(Medium).JPG
Other side of the truck!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02248%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02249%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02251%20(Medium).JPG
This guy is one of the two heroes that are gonna save the truck from the evil modern wires.  From this point they had it fixed in about 15 minutes.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02252%20(Medium).JPG
Officer bald guy stopping traffic in the other direction.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02253%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02255%20(Medium).JPG
Once I determined officer bald guy wasn't gonna take my camera, I got a little closer!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02257%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02258%20(Medium).JPG
The name of the company that actually pays the genius driver.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02259%20(Medium).JPG
I found their slogan particularly appropriate.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02260%20(Medium).JPG
From the rear!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02261%20(Medium).JPG
The other hero of the day is starting to lift the line!
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02262%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02263%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02264%20(Medium).JPG
I think someone yelled "Free milkshake".
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02265%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02267%20(Medium).JPG
Statring to move.  If you compare the next pic, the truck is just kreeping along.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02268%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02271%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02272%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02278%20(Medium).JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02291%20(Medium).JPG
I think these two head-scratchers were in charge of extracting the errant semi.  The guy in the grey/black shirt asked me "Who are you with?"
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02303%20(Medium).JPG
The truck is free!  The power line just dragged across the trailer when they left... How did they get in in the first place?
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02312%20(Medium).JPG
Whats left of the lines.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02313%20(Medium).JPG
First hero guy is trying to tie the lines back up.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02314%20(Medium).JPG
The boss-men are congratulating eachother.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02316%20(Medium).JPG
More congratulations.  I wanted to get my AK for some celibratory gunfire, but I decided it was too hot outside.
http://webpages.charter.net/necron99/Random/Trailer/DSC02317%20(Medium).JPG
Whats left of the stretched wire.  Looks like it gave birth.




Great set of pics, thank you for sharing.


But I have to ask, why so sarcastic?

The guy to blame is the driver of the truck.

The power line (phone line?) guys were only there to fix the mistake of the driver. Just doing their job.

The cops were just doing their job, directing traffiic so that nobody got hurt.

I don't see the reason for the sarcasm.

Maybe it's just me.


(Please don't take this a flame, I'm just curious, that's all)  


Actually, I think the guys in the hard-hats did a great job.

The cops got things under control quickly.

Basically, sarcasm is fun when noone gets hurt.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:25:25 PM EDT
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You know those aren't power lines, right?  The Verizon truck should have been a clue.  


Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:26:25 PM EDT
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By the title I thought this was going to be more than just a wire that was hanging lower then it should have been. I kept scrolling down to see somthing special or interesting. Like the truck bursting into flames or them finding the trailer full of illegals or dildos or something.


I'm sure someone could photoshop that stuff in for us!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:28:10 PM EDT
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how the hell did they manage to get the ok to put them that low.

it looks like the cherry picker might not even fit under there.


They have very strict requirements for the height of those lines, and it is a bit above 13'6".  

Someone may have screwed up.   It is summer time in Florida as well.   Those lines change length in the heat and cold.   There are a million reasons really.   Someone from the power company may have replaced the pole and a contractor put the phone lines back at the wrong height.


Sorry bout those sagging lines ...... I was downloading fat chick porn.


I think that is very funny.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 2:41:59 AM EDT
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even if the lines were placed at the required height, they will sag in extreme heat. which means the height requirement should be higher. you would think the retards in charge of the height requirement could figure that out. oh, wait a minute, that would be a government run entity in charge of that. they are too stupid to do anything right! all the government knows how to do is spend large sums of our money and screw up everything!
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 5:18:22 AM EDT
[#49]
WOW those lines are low
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