Another Power Outage

We woke just after midnight to a completely dark and silent house, I padded around shutting of half a dozen UPS units under various desks and benches, and we eventually got back to sleep:

Rt 376 midnight crash - 2021-07-20 - status
Rt 376 midnight crash – 2021-07-20 – status

According to our clocks, power actually returned about four hours later.

Our grocery ride the next morning went past the crash site:

Rt 376 midnight crash - 2021-07-20 - A
Rt 376 midnight crash – 2021-07-20 – A

Tracks in the grass leading up to the smashed mailbox on our right suggest the driver didn’t quite make the very slight curve leading to the straight section.

It was garbage collection day and the debris field covered the entire front lawn:

Rt 376 midnight crash - 2021-07-20 - B
Rt 376 midnight crash – 2021-07-20 – B

Both poles have rectangular reflectors, but the one on the smashed pole (on the left) shows the pole is maybe four feet shorter than it used to be.

We have no idea how a can of white paint got involved in the proceedings:

Rt 376 midnight crash - 2021-07-20 - C
Rt 376 midnight crash – 2021-07-20 – C

Quite some years ago, an errant driver demolished the front corner of that house and, more recently, the whole building burned out, so there may be a jinx on the site.

Other than that, we had an uneventful ride …

3 thoughts on “Another Power Outage

  1. “We have no idea how a can of white paint got involved in the proceedings:”

    Cocaine? Maybe the driver was a son of a shrink (specialized in substance abuse problems ;-), as in this case…

    “Young woman livestreams her own death after boozing with a friend before filming themselves flipping their car ‘in 60mph crash'”
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4588740/Couple-livestreamed-car-crash-death-Periscope.html

    Happened in Finland, but the photos were published on Daily Mail (UK)?

    1. It’s easy to leap to the conclusion a midnight crash came from Driving Under the Influence, but we’ll never know: snapping a utility pole off at the knee doesn’t rise to the level of a news item around here. Bonus: given the lack of mobile data coverage along this road, a livestream would not make it out to the world at large … which is likely a Good Thing all around.

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