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Crash takes out power, traffic lights along Truman Parkway in Hyde Park

Repair work on Truman Parkway

Gretchen Van Ness reported this morning that the traffic lights on either side of the Neponset were out this morning - including at Fairmount Avenue and Truman Parkway, where Eversource reports a "vehicle accident" took out the power.

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Looks like an electric pole accident to me.

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And how might power get from there to traffic signals?

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Eversource reports a "vehicle accident" took out the power.

Of course. They're never going to admit how their poles frequently assault innocent motor vehicles.

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The pole was not wearing a yellow vest. Besides if you're a power pole on Truman Parkway you should know you're going to be hit.

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Driving down Truman, I am always amazed at the amount of memorials along the road.

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I wish there was a movement in the city to start putting utilities underground. Just look at all those overloaded poles! Oh sure it made sense in 1900 to just string some wires up on the street, but it has never ended. The city or the state should institute a requirement that some small percentage of streetpole utilities must be converted to underground each year. Say 2% of them, so in 50 years they will all be underground. Plan it around city repaving so you only dig up the street once.

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you've gotta understand, cars are going to hit you.

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