On Sunday, August 5, around 11:45am (ish) I heard a loud banging noise from outside. Immediately followed by a power outage. Upon inspection, the old pole that served up our electricity and internet had finally broken, seemingly of its own accord.
I contacted PECO and told them the pole had broken, but more than that, the wires that normally connected to my home were ripped from their mounts. A few loose bricks were also on the ground, with a hole present in the outside wall. I was instructed to avoid any of the now sagging wires for safety reasons, and that a crew was being dispatched. They knew of the outtage and that several customers were affected.