What's wrong with this picture?

May 23, 2010

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The problem: Near the entrance to Potomac Towers on West Baltimore Street, a cable dangling from a utility pole lay tangled on the street and sidewalk for more than a week.

Who could fix it: Antietam Cable, with enforcement from the City of Hagerstown

What they say: Nathan Fridinger, electric operations manager for the Hagerstown Light Department, said the pole is a city utility pole, but the loose cable belongs to Antietam Cable.

Antietam Cable Marketing Director Cindy Garland said the company had been unaware of the problem. Shortly after being called about the problem Wednesday, Garland said it had been corrected.


--Compiled by Heather Keels

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