Storm winds leave live wires dangling over Mount View resident

2015-01-20 00:00

THE gale force winds of Friday’s storm have left a Mount View resident fearing for his life.

The winds toppled an electricity pole and left live cables touching his metal-based roof tiles.

Kay Parus, who lives in the corner of Woodpecker and Egret roads, said the municipality has done little to fix the problem.

He said, “I noticed after the strong wind and rain on Friday that the pole had fallen and the live cables were ­running on top of my tin roof, which I learnt was dangerous for my family.”

Parus told The Witness that he tried phoning Msunduzi Municipality to repair the pole or disconnect the power supply. “I was issued a reference ­number when I phoned the municipality but no one from the electricity department came over to assist,” he said.

Another resident affected by the crisis who asked not to be named, said if the pole collapses any further his fence will fall over and the cables will land in his yard, causing extreme danger to his children.

According to the Msunduzi’s ­electricity department on Friday, the pole was shifted to lean towards the ­opposite home. The street light department was also told to respond to the incident for a permanent repair.

Attempts to get an official response from the municipality were ­not successful.

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