[Avenue A on Sunday]
Several media outlets picked up our post about resident reports of stray voltage on East Seventh Street and East Second Street … (The reports were at the Post … Fox 5 and CBS New York …)
New York News
The stray voltage reportedly shocked several dogs… and some residents are upset that Con Ed took too long to respond to the issue… as well as did a lousy job of communicating, what, exactly, all the tape and cones were for on the scene.
As one resident told us on East Seventh Street: "This area has had current running through the detailed area for days, with none of the residents receiving any information on the danger. The area has NO SIGNAGE warning of the danger of electrical shock."
Community Board 3 has been in contact with Con Ed officials about the situation. Here's what a Con Ed official had to say about the matter on Tuesday afternoon, via CB3 officials:
We have made all repairs on 2nd and 7th Streets to eliminate any stray voltage. We understand the concern that you and others have raised. We have a comprehensive program in which we frequently inspect for stray voltage and secure an area if any stray voltage is found until the repairs can be made. The program has been very effective and we have been able to promptly find and correct stray voltage, whether it’s from Con Edison equipment, equipment belonging to property owners, or the City.
I understand that there are particular concerns about the setup of cones and warning tape on 7th Street. We are reviewing what was done there and will also take a close look at how we are securing locations in general. Our goal is to keep the area safe. We are happy to discuss the matter with you and the Community Board.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Beware of 'stray voltage' here on Avenue A and East 2nd Street
Resident shocked about Con Ed's nonchalance over stray voltage
In Memoriam: Roger M. Lane
Report: 'Jodie Lane Place' sign is gone; City says it will be replaced