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Indianapolis woman worried about the dangers of leaning power line near her home

Posted at 7:08 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 19:08:57-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A Fountain Square resident says the power line behind her home has been dangerously leaning for about two weeks.

Grace Dible says she has called to report the problem to the city at least every two days, if not that, every other day.

It is evident that a large branch from a tree snapped off and fell on top of the power line, creating a hole around the pole and allowing more space for it to lean over further.

She reported it to Indianapolis Power and Light several times, but hasn't received much of a response back.

"I told them, now that the hole just has been getting bigger around the pole since it's been raining," Dible said.

Dible is in graduate school and also has a baby on the way. "I just don't have time for any of this right now," she said.

"I just want to know if it's safe. That's all. Or if it's going to be fixed," Dible said. "I just want reassurance that we are allowed to park our car back here and nothing bad is going to happen."

IPL went out to the residence to investigate on Tuesday after RTV6 called. They're straightening the pole immediately with the plan to, potentially, replace it entirely.

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