Waterbury, Conn. (WTNH) - A Waterbury resident says a phone pole was knocked over during the autumn nor'easter, and two months later, it was still down in her yard until News 8 made a call.
Lynn Bassett says she's been calling CL&P for the past two months, but she feels her voice has been ignored.
She says the downed pole is not only an eye-sore, but a safety concern. There's a bus stop right in front of her house, so kids pass by the debris every day.
"They're playing around it and I'm just afraid that someone is going to get hurt," Bassett said.
She says no matter how many times she called CL&P, no one came to help.
"When they weren't here Monday, I called Tuesday, they said 'No, we told you Wednesday' and when they weren't here Wednesday, I called Thursday, and that's the process I've been in," she said.
This process went on for nearly 2 months.
News 8 wanted to help her, so reporter Ali Reed picked up the phone and called CL&P herself.
"She says that she's called you guys, CL&P, and keeps getting told next week, next week and no one comes," Reed said. "So I just want to make sure that we get someone out here for her."
"Hopefully they will come out now and do what they promised to 6 weeks ago," Bassett said.
About an hour after Reed made that phone call, CL&P workers and about 4 trucks showed up at Bassett's home to remove the pole from her lawn.
Bassett says after 2 months, she's happy to finally have that pole off her lawn.
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