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Someone Has Left A Power Pole In The Middle Of A Perth Street

Pole position for disaster

Someone Has Left A Power Pole In The Middle Of A Perth Street Image: Seven News

In what's pole position for a potentially massive traffic headache, a power pole in a new Perth subdivision has been accidentally placed on the road.

According to Seven News, the Landsale power pole was initially surrounded by dirt but thanks to newly installed road surface it's now sitting about a metre from the kerb.

While the City of Wanneroo has installed temporary traffic barriers until it can be moved, the council says a sound traffic management plan is the developer's responsibility.

Musgrave Contracting said a company has since been engaged to handle the blunder, although temporary measures have been reportedly "tampered with by the general public".

Resident Domenic Gallizzi told Seven News the incident should have never "happened in the first place", recounting a recent close call.

“One night this young chap has come with a little bike, no lights on, and he’s lucky to be alive.

“He just missed it [the pole].”

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