Entergy to replace utility pole in Dayton

November 6, 2018

A previously announced, replacement of a utility pole at the corner of East Clayton and North Winfree streets in Dayton will be replaced Wednesday, November 7.

The originally scheduled replacement was announced for Oct. 11 until Hurricane Michael struck the East Coast.

Entergy Texas sent close to 100 employees to Georgia to help respond to the outages which meant temporarily postponing the replacement of the pole.

The crews have since returned and the replacement is scheduled.

The damage to the utility pole was done because of damage that occurred when an automobile hit it.

Since the postponement, there were Facebook memes, offers of additional duct tape to hold the pole up, suggestions that it hadn’t rotted so it was still usable, and also plenty of well wishes for the crews safety who went to help those without power.

“This is a very confined outage, and there are no public schools associated with this repair,” said Entergy spokesperson Kacee Kirschvink.

Weather permitting, Entergy Texas will be replacing the utility pole at the corner of East Clayton and North Winfree streets in Dayton between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7.

The company warns a power outage affecting about 300 customers will be required while crews safely do this work. Customers affected should be receiving a call from Entergy, notifying them of this outage. “We apologize for any inconvenience and will restore your service as quickly as safely possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding,” she added.


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