A reader delivers this report:
That quick storm that blew through the neighborhood tonight knocked down a huge temporary traffic light/street lamp pole and attached wires on Houston St in front of the Red Square building. DOT has been doing work here as part of the Houston St construction project and put up these temporary light poles a couple of months ago. As usual, looks like they went with the cheapest contractor and subsequently got shoddy, unsafe work. You can see the knocked over pole in the middle of the pictures. It looks like it wasn't secured to anything, and the concrete base was blown right over by the wind from the storm. The gold SUV across the street swerved to miss the falling wires and hit another pole, but shortly after drove away. Luckily no one else was hurt.
So will workers just prop the pole back up and leave it to fall over again the next time a thunderstorm rolls through?