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Topic Title: Closer than a Close Encounter with 11kV
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Created On: 16 August 2014 07:07 PM
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 16 August 2014 07:07 PM
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Having been along the A494 to the M56 a couple of times recently, there is a particularly long overhead span of, I think, 11 kV near the A540 junction. The Insulators are now "plastic" as opposed to the usual glass or ceramic, and look rather new.

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/ne...ings-down-cables.aspx

What puzzles me is how a high sided vehicle, which can get under the flyovers on that road, can make contact with overhead lines. It is not as if it was a blazing hot day and the wires had expanded...

Could it be that when they reworked that road a few years back, that the road level changed? There was some serious work done, including changing a junction into an underpass and flyover etc.

At least no one got hurt.

Cheers!

Clive

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 16 August 2014 07:22 PM
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Jaymack

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Is this the same incident? I did surmise that a collision with a structure, would have been the probable cause.

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Officers say a lorry careered off the road at about 2pm and collided with structures supporting the power lines.

The incident occurred on the A47 Wisbech Road between B1167 (New Cut) and A141 (Guyhirn), emergency services attended the scene.

http://www.peterboroughtoday.c...7-at-thorney-1-5872453
 16 August 2014 07:57 PM
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No, that's a different one.

The one I posted about is on the road from Queensferry, Flintshire, North Wales, to the westerly end of the M56.

There are two longish spans, one either side of the junction. Difficult to determine which when going at motorway speeds...

Cheers!

Clive

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