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Leaning power pole causing headache

Posted at 5:54 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 20:56:42-05
Locals working at The Center say the people it serves are being inconvenienced at the hands of Mother Nature and NV Energy.
Toni Witten, the facilities manager says one of the power poles in their parking lot is leaning and the wood is rotten.
She said it was not leaning like this before Sunday. According to Witten, after the storm the pole was leaning and swaying in the wind and the power lines were throwing sparks.
She said they have not seen anyone from NV Energy come to check it out, and NV Energy told them it is not dangerous.
"If that were to fall down on vehicles, which usually that lot is full, with all the live wires and just the sheer weight of the pole, it would be a disaster area," said Witten.
Action News called NV Energy Tuesday afternoon. Their spokeswoman said they have sent people out twice to make sure the pole is structurally sound, and they say it is.
She said if they deemed it were in danger of falling, they would be sure to fix it.
A few hours later they called us back, saying they would replace the pole to give every one peace of mind.