TG3006 : Damaged telephone pole - how long does it take (6)

taken 1 year ago, near to Surlingham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Damaged telephone pole - how long does it take (6)
Damaged telephone pole - how long does it take (6)
A telephone pole beside Bramerton Road was hit by a vehicle with such force that it snapped, taking the wires attached to it down with it > LinkExternal link. How long does it take for a damaged telephone pole to be replaced and the telephone wires to be reconnected? In this case it took five days.

It took three days before a technician appeared to assess the damage, despite it having been reported shortly after the accident had happened. Two trucks, one containing the technicians' mobile workshop > LinkExternal link and the other a new pole and the machinery required for the job of setting it up > LinkExternal link finally arrived 5 days after the accident. In the meantime, affected householders were advised to contact BT's helpline for updates - somewhat difficult to do without a phone and no internet connection!

After being taken off the truck > LinkExternal link the pole is now sitting in its foothold, with the grabber > LinkExternal link getting ready to straighten it and then hold it firmly in place until the hole has been filled in and the soil compacted.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 16 July, 2017
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3041 0605 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.2005N 1:24.0715E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3041 0603
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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