Utility Poles

A utility pole is seen on Long Island. (credit: CBS2)

Schumer Urges Action On Concerns About Long Island Power Pole Pesticide

Sen. Charles Schumer has added his voice to a growing chorus of elected officials and residents expressing concern about the use of a pesticide on wooden utility poles.

03/09/2015

A utility pole was ripped down when a wire got snagged by a truck in Lyndhurst, N.J. on Monday, Feb. 2. (Credit: CBS2)

Truck Pulls Down Icy Electrical Wire In Lyndhurst, N.J.; Residents Lose Power

Numerous residents of Lyndhurst, New Jersey were expected to be without power until Tuesday, after a truck accidentally pulled down an overhead wire and led four utility poles to snap.

02/02/2015

Long Island light poles with chemicals. (Credit: TV 10/55)

PSEG Long Island Files Lawsuit Against Town Over Warning Signs On Poles

The battle over PSEG Long Island’s controversial towering new utility poles continues.

01/16/2015

PSEG Long Island recently installed 80-foot-tall, hurricane-proof utility poles in Nassau County. (Credit: CBS 2)

Double Utility Poles Spark Complaints From Long Island Homeowners

The Kim family of Glen Head speaks for many on Long Island’s North Shore: “I think there are too many power poles.”

07/14/2014

A woman and her child were badly injured when their car struck several utility poles in Sparta. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mother, Son Badly Injured After Car Slams Into Utility Poles In Sparta

The 26-year-old woman lost control of her car and crashed into several utility poles on Friday night, police said. The mother and son were airlifted to a nearby hospital. Both had been wearing seat belts.

04/19/2014

A new, taller utility pole in East Hampton, N.Y., stands next to an existing pole about half the size. (credit: CBS 2)

Extra Large Utility Poles Spark Anger On Long Island

About 900 Port Washington residents have signed a petition demanding their removal. The petition claims the taller poles are dangerous and an eyesore.

03/14/2014

New, taller utility poles installed in Ridgewood, N.J. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Ridgewood Residents Voice Concerns Over Tall Utility Poles

Some residents call the poles an eyesore and are concerned they could pose a health risk and decrease property values.

07/16/2013

PSE&G crews install new utility poles and power lines in Ridgewood, NJ. (file/credit CBS 2)

Ridgewood, N.J. Residents Furious Over Unexpected PSE&G Project

Residents in one New Jersey neighborhood have told a power company “not in my neighborhood.” The outcry began when PSE&G began replacing 35-foot utility poles with poles that are twice as tall.

07/15/2013

A utility pole covered with signs - Hempstead, NY - May 30, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Takes Action Against Sign-Covered Utility Poles

Residents were fed up with all the signs covering utility poles, fences, and trees in the town of Hempstead. So the town took action, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

05/30/2012