Dozens of damaged CFE electric posts represent threat in Merida

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Despite the works to repair and replace there are still 61 posts at risk of falling around the city….

MERIDA — The superintendent of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), in Mérida, Jorge Solís Dávila, announced that 240 posts have been replaced in recent months, of the 301 that represent an imminent risk for pedestrians and cars in Merida.

As of last August, the CFE had changed one thousand 140 posts of the 114 thousand 568 that were planned, that is to say four out of every 10 that are in the locality, are cataloged in critical condition and it is urgent to replace them.

(Photo: SIPSE, Milenio Novedades)

He also reported that so far in 2017 CFE have changed 380 posts, but at the same time have placed new ones, making the quantity rise from 114 thousand 568 to 117 thousand 705.

“We have a continuous restoration program, because the humidity harms them. If the citizens report them we will go to make the change, that is a job that is done every day”.

The posts considered dangerous are removed and a similar structure is placed in there. Solís Dávila assured that the posts are designed for a useful life of at least 30 years, and they are changed as necessary.