CHICAGO (CBS) — A power pole has tipped at a dangerous angle over a street in the Golden Gate neighborhood on the Far South Side, and neighbors said they received the runaround from the city after calling to get it fixed.
A viewer contacted CBS 2 about the pole near 131st Street and St. Lawrence Avenue.
The pole is directly across from the woman’s driveway, where her daughter parks her car. She said it had been leaning since Friday.
On Sunday, we went out and talked with the woman’s granddaughter, Lauren Clark, who said every call for help has gone unanswered.
“We contacted ComEd, we contacted the Mayor’s office, we contacted the alderman, and to no avail,” Clark said. “Everyone is telling us that there’s nothing that they can do.”
On Sunday, the Chicago Department of Transportation said a crew was sent out to secure the pole, but as late as Monday morning, the pole was still leaning over the street and it appeared nothing had been done to secure it.
Monday morning, CDOT said a crew determined the pole belongs to AT&T, and the city has contacted the company to ask them to respond.
Later Monday, CBS 2 discovered city workers at the scene as a precaution as crews from AT&T replaced the pole. There was no word late Monday on when the work was expected to be completed.
The pole has a large electrical box attached to its base, and several cars were parked dangerously close to its base.