What do I do with a downed wire/cable?
March 29, 2011 9:01 AM Subscribe
There's a downed cable/wire in my building's backyard. It is similar to this previous question
, but there is no serial number on the wire so I can't confirm what it belongs to. Also, one side is attached to our building and the other end is attached to...nothing. What do I do with it?
posted by bibbit to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
There are actually two cables. Both are connected to the side of our building, but I can't tell if they're connected directly to a gray electrical box that's right there or if they're tied around a wire that goes into that box. During the blizzard we had in February, the wires started sagging a lot, and then about two weeks ago (I know; I'm slow) the wires hit the ground.
The end that is not connected to anything is on our building's garage roof. It looks like they used to be wrapped around something, but whether it was another wire or the utility pole that's there, I don't know. No one in the building has reported issues with cable, phone, internet, or electricity.
I don't want to touch it. You have to enter our locked backyard to get to either end of it. Who do I call to check it out?