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Branches caught on utility pole, cables

The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — Those fallen tree branches currently snarling the lines of a utility pole near Willey Street are generating a mystery.

The utility is near the Town Hill Tavern, on Willey Street, and passers-by were worried that said branches could bring a bunch of lines down.

A FirstEnergy spokesman said he knows the lines aren’t carrying electricity.

Frontier Communications and Comcast, meanwhile, are sending crews to investigate whether the pole is carrying telephone or TV cable lines.

Terry Hough, Morgantown’s city engineer, said the city can’t clear the lines because it’s a liability issue.

“It’s up to the overseeing entity,” she said.

 

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    A large pine branch hangs on utility lines Wednesday, on Willey Street, at the intersection with the Town Hill Tavern.
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    Bob Gay/The Dominion Post photos
    Smaller branches attached to the larger one are seen tangled in the utility lines.
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    The largest of the branches that are hanging on the utility line is thicker than the utility pole.
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