Power play

Malibu Canyon poles being replaced


WIRED—Two photos show the decades-old wooden poles next to the new and stronger steel poles, fewer of which will be needed.Crews are replacing old power poles along a 3.5-mile stretch of Malibu Canyon Road.
Unstable poles that fell to the ground were believed to have been the cause of a 4,000-acre fire that tore through the canyon in 2007.
Southern California Edison, which co-owns the poles with several telecommunications companies, says it is upgrading the old poles to prevent further fire dang...

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