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Poles Still Left Dangling After Derecho

Takoma Park neighborhood still dealing with derecho's affects



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    More then two weeks after the derecho storm that left approximately 1.5 million people in the D.C. area without power, some residents are still having to tread carefully around unsafe, teetering poles and live wires.

    The photos you see above and below were sent to News4 by Martha Nell Smith, who lives on Lincoln Avenue in Takoma Park.

    "For more than two weeks my neighbors and I have been dealing with the dangling pole and live wires," Smith wrote in an email. She went on to say that PEPCO did "apparently" put up new poles, but left the old ones where they were.

    A PEPCO spokeswoman told News4 that there was no ticket available for that area, possibly because PEPCO had already been out there and put up new poles.