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Snapped Larchmont Pole Replaced, Wires Transferred

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Leonard Lopane and several other Larchmont residents watched as Con Edison crews blocked off all traffic to N. Chatsworth Avenue at Edgewood Avenue to replace a utility pole that snapped in half Sunday.

Lopane, whose N Chatsworth Home is just 20 feet away from the work area, said the crew, contracted by Con Edison, had been there all day.

Sunday around 8 p.m. a tree on the corner of N. Chatsworth Avenue and Edgewood Avenue fell onto the overhead power lines across the street. The pressure caused the utility pole to snap in half soon after, leaving it suspended by the overhead wires.

The crew, from Louisanna, transferred the power lines from that pole to another just a few feet away. One resident noted that they began that process before 2 p.m. and finished at around 5 p.m., at which point they used a crane to remove the top half of the original pole that snapped off.

Both ends of Edgewood Avenue are blocked off and work is expected to be complete Tuesday.

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