What's going on? BPW finding new home for reserve poles

Pole pile
Personnel with the Hannibal Board of Public Works were unloading some of their reserve poles at the Wastewater Treatment Plant off of Warren Barrett Drive on Wednesday morning.
Danny Henley, Courier-Post Reporter
Posted: Dec. 14, 2016 11:27 am

A procession of private vehicles was lined up behind a convoy of Hannibal Board of Public Works, their hazard lights flashing, on Warren Barrett Drive on Wednesday morning. The BPW trucks were bound for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

BPW personnel are in the process of consolidating the BPW’s pile of reserve power line poles.

According to a BPW worker at the scene some of the city’s longest poles are being moved initially.

It is estimated that a total of 28 poles will be moved a day. Ultimately some 200 poles will be relocated.

Many of the poles had been at the Oakwood substation where space is being opened for new equipment.

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