Heavy winds almost uproot utility poles in Diamond Housing Scheme

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Several homes in Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), were without power yesterday after heavy winds almost uprooted five utility poles along the access road.

The affected power poles along the Diamond Housing Scheme main road
The affected power poles along the Diamond Housing Scheme main road

According to residents about 11:30 hrs, a heavy and unexpected force of wind struck the area resulting in five poles almost toppling, one after the other. One of the collapsed poles ended up on the roof of a house in the area. However, no one was injured.

“All we hear is hard hard singing ah the breeze and then blam, we see the posts them start fall one after the other. Then when one of the post hit da house, it stop lean,” one resident recounted.

The residents asserted that there was no spark or blow out of the transformer due to this collapse.

When INews visited the area, Guyana Power and Light (GPL) workers were already there and had commenced replacing the poles.

 

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