Three streets of our neighbors here in Downey were without electricity tonight because the telephone poles holding their electrical wires were being replaced. It will take the Herman Weissker Inc. workmen all night to replace all six poles.
The poles were first installed in the 1920s and need to be replaced before an accident happens. Each pole must have its wires disconnected and then reconnected to the new pole. Some of this work happens in the air.
And some happens on the ground.