10 electric poles fall, cause traffic in Mabolo

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AT LEAST 10 electric poles fell in the middle of the road, causing vehicular traffic at corner Arca and L. Tudtud streets in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City around 11 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2022.

The incident occurred when a boom truck owned by a construction company passed by the area and hit the cables above the ground.

As a result, the posts where the cables were connected fell.

The two poles with transformers were the first to fall, then the eight others followed.

Personnel of the Mabolo Smart Barangay Disaster, led by their team leader Albert Alcantara, immediately responded after receiving reports about it.

Alcantara said the incident caused power outage in sitios Regla, Remedy and Kasagingan.

He said nobody was hit when the Visayan Electric (Veco) poles collapsed.

A Veco supervisor said power in the affected areas may be restored on Friday morning, September 2. (BBT, TPT)