Leaning Utility Pole Closes Granniss Avenue in Morris Plains

No time given as to when pole will be repaired; no power outages reported.

An electrical pole near Watnong Park on Granniss Avenue in Morris Plains remained leaning toward the road at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Safety cones had been placed where Speedwell Avenue becomes Granniss Avenue and police barriers had been placed at further down but were being actively ignored by drivers. A notice on the 511nj.org website noted all lanes remained closed and detoured until further notice.

Less than five JCP&L customers were reporting power outages Friday morning, according to the utility's outage map.

Patch will provide updates as they become available.

VietNam Vet December 29, 2012 at 07:07 AM
They should be forced to replace these poles, just like the one on Rt 46 East near the old Loman auot group building. The pole leans across the roadway and one day it will come down on someone, and I hate to see it come down on a car that is passing by the area.
Fact over Fiction December 30, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Ownership of this pole cannot be determined from your pictures. Your title correctly identifies this as a utility pole. The article itself labels this as an electrical pole. The photos clearly show that the wires on the pole in question are communications(phone/cable) with no JCP&L involvement.( See the top of the poles behind the leaning one.) Ownership, usage and maintenance of UTILITY poles is shared in NJ. Sloppy journalism here. Lazily taking advantage of the post Sandy anger towards JCPL many residents already have.
Sick of the trolls January 02, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Who is "they," Mr. Brown? Are you talking about this odummer person again? I don't think he can replace those poles, Mr. Brown, since he only exists in your mind.
VietNam Vet January 03, 2013 at 07:34 AM
" Sick" has anyone told you that "YOU" are an idiot.
Sick of the trolls January 03, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Oh, lots of people Mr. Brown. Doesn't stop me, just like it hasn't stopped you.


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