NYC utility hires cabs to guard electrical hot spots

Full story: Newsday

The cabs guard stray voltage areas _ electrified manholes, grates or other items that can deliver lethal shocks to people and pets _ until work crews can fix them, a newspaper reported Thursday.
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Stony Brook NY

Bridgewater, NJ

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#1
May 3, 2007
 
Hey, ConEd customers - look for an increase!!
Batman

Brooklyn, NY

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#2
May 3, 2007
 
Fine with me. At least they're not barrelling thru the streets, running red lights, driving into cafes and running over emergency service workers.
Power by the Hour

Fort Lee, NJ

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May 3, 2007
 
Keeps the meter running.
Underdog

Rochelle, IL

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#5
May 3, 2007
 
see www.strayvoltage.org for more info
Bob

Long Island City, NY

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#6
May 3, 2007
 
Haha keep the meter running. I get it! then they charge the customers.
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Keeps the meter running.
Paul

Chesterfield, MO

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May 3, 2007
 
They should consider roping and covering the 'hot spots' with something else. Paying someone to just stand there sounds retarded
Bored

Long Island City, NY

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May 3, 2007
 
The MTA should hire cabbies to watch the LIRR gap.
REALITY CHECKER

Brentwood, NY

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May 3, 2007
 
Man,if the voltage really strays we could eliminate a lot of illegal aliens.
Transplant to Pa

Silver Spring, MD

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#11
May 3, 2007
 
Cabbies being used to protect the people..Hum, let me get this right
If the shock won't kill you, then the SMELL will!!!

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