Friday, February 28, 2014

[Updated] Stray voltage warning on Second Avenue



Con Ed is investigating here on Second Avenue between St. Mark's Place and East Seventh Street, via a report by EVG reader Stephen Popkin...





Hey, you're right by B&H Dairy too. Get some soup.

And on the topic of Con Ed... As a reminder:

Con Ed officials will be present to answer any questions or hear any concerns at the CB3 Public Safety/Transportation meeting on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Location: University Settlement at Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery

Updated noon

Stephen sends along another photo... Con Ed crews are working on the scene now...



And via Stephen, the mushroom barley soup and blintzes were quite good at B&H...

11 comments:

nygrump said...

If people would dress properly and wear rubber soled shoes and carry their dogs or put them in wagons and not allow the animals to walk on the street it would really help to solve this problem and free up ConEd to concentrate on the important things, like the informational inserts that come with my utility bill.

Anonymous said...

Okay, why is this happening so often? This can't be normal. Surely, someone who reads this blog works for ConEd and can explain!

Anonymous said...

Is it lack of maintenance or shoddy work that's to blame for so much stray voltage recently?

blue glass said...

our con edison bills have doubled partly because con edison no longer generates electricity and does not have to pay attention to the costs that are passed on to their customers;
and
they have reduced the number of workers so that seasonal problems, grid problems, etc. are handled by folks that do not have much experience with the con edison system;
and
con edison's number one responsibility is to their stock holders not safety

olympiasepiriot said...

12:33 -- Probably a combination of a lack of maintenance and the meltwater from the snow and ice that has high concentrations of dissolved salt getting into everything. That (a) corrodes wires and housing and boxes and (b) increases the conductivity of the water.

This tends to happen in winters. Mind you, I don't recall seeing or hearing about nearly so many instances of this in Montreal or Minneapolis/St. Paul...I suspect they plan for winter a great deal more than we do.

Giovanni said...

This probably explains why Zoltar has been acting kind of strange lately, all that stray voltage must be killing him. ConEd's free electricity giveaway program claims yet another victim. If only Zoltar had been wearing rubber soled shoes...

DrBOP said...

Giovanni.....wouldn't that be Rubber Soul-ed?


:+)

Giovanni said...

Dr Bop, I suppose those would be "Rubber Soul-ed shoes immeditely after one experiences all that the stray voltage zapping thier body, all compliments of ConEds citywide free electricity. giveaway program. I hear there are some more hot spots in the West Village and on the Upper West Side too, so I guess the East Village isn't the only lucky one getting all the free zaps.

Anonymous said...

Illegal Verizon, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Nextel etc... Repeater, transmitters, antennas, not just for cell phones emit, way too much electricity causing all sorts of static, voltage health problems. Most of these need to be removed, or at least turned down, or unplugged as they are old and leaking, and can be found on most residential buildings emitting harmful radiation, resulting in sickness and death. Used for surveillance.

Giovanni said...

This just in: Due to all the stray voltage he has recent.y been absorbing, Zoltar will be legally changing his name to Voltar.

EV Grieve said...

@ Giovanni

HA.

And the "No Service" sign was back this morning. I will only use my rubber dollars when he is back working…