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A swaying utility pole caused the temporary closure Thursday of South Main Street between Ross and South streets in Wilkes-Barre. City firefighters closed the one-block span at about 1 p.m. because of concerns that the pole would topple. Gusty winds were causing the pole, located in front of the Verizon building, to sway back and forth from its base. Butch Frati, the city's director of operations, said Mayor Tom Leighton's administration has a plan to replace light poles that have been removed some time in the near future.
A swaying utility pole caused the temporary closure Thursday of South Main Street between Ross and South streets in Wilkes-Barre. City firefighters closed the one-block span at about 1 p.m. because of concerns that the pole would topple. Gusty winds were causing the pole, located in front of the Verizon building, to sway back and forth from its base. Butch Frati, the city's director of operations, said Mayor Tom Leighton's administration has a plan to replace light poles that have been removed some time in the near future.
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A swaying utility pole caused the temporary closure Thursday of South Main Street between Ross and South streets in Wilkes-Barre. City firefighters closed the one-block span at about 1 p.m. because of concerns that the pole would topple. Gusty winds were causing the pole, located in front of the Verizon building, to sway back and forth from its base. Butch Frati, the city’s director of operations, said Mayor Tom Leighton’s administration has a plan to replace light poles that have been removed some time in the near future.


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