Soi Buakhao’s landmark leaning power pole is no more.
Locals said the pole had been leaning perilously for a decade. But despite its longtime, worrisome condition, neither the PEA or any utility company or government agency has seen fit to fix it. Put it the spotlight, the utility got on the job.
The eight-meter pole was replaced by a taller, thicker version to support the massive tangle of electricity and communications lines on it and prevent tall trucks from snagging the lines, as was not uncommon before.