Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Stray Voltage Season in KWT

Do yourself a favor and watch where you walk, especially anywhere near one of those Con Ed metal plates on the street or sidewalk. Because this is the time when snow melts and fills those electrical boxes with salt water from all that snow. And salt water and electricity are really not a good match, along with a human or dog walking on top of them. There have also been reports of Con Ed hiring car service drivers to watch over some of these "hot spots" in Kensington and Windsor Terrace. Be on the look out for "caution tape" and "orange cones" near these danger spots, along with some guy sitting in a car to watch over you. Now, I'm not going to get into how Con Ed is handling this, I mean "car service" drivers to watch over you? Well, I guess it's better than nothing, especially if the guy can help you avoid getting electrocuted and sent to Pitta's before your time.

Ron Lopez

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There was just such an electrical leak down the street from me in early January 2011. I'm on E. 4th btw/ Greenwood and Ft Hamilton. The spot was marked not by orange cones, but by florescent greenish/yellow cones and some caution tape. There was no sign explaining it, only a black car service car parked next to it for about 2 weeks. Honestly, it was creepy. There was no attempt at public outreach by ConEd either. I finally got to ask the folks who lived right next to it, and they told me the story. I had walked my dog by several times before learning of the leak and then avoided the spot, although there was no metal there, just the stoop and a crack in the sidewalk. I looked on ConEd's website for info but couldn't find anything helpful. Thanks!