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The Aussie Street With A Power Pole Built In To The Road

We've heard of something being as 'dumb as a pole' but this is next level.

A suburb in Perth has been dealing with a power pole in the middle of a busy road that has almost caused several road accidents.

The unusual traffic hazard was caused after a mix-up between an energy company and a property developer.

The pole, which was built first, is one metre out from a kerb in Perth suburb Landsdale after a development company built a new road AROUND it.

7 News reported that local residents say there have been a number of near misses by motorists, and that the pole won't be moved until the end of October 28, forcing the local council to place safety barriers around the pole.

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Energy company Western Power told 7 News, 'We're disappointed that this situation happened,'

In a statement, Musgrave Contracting said: 'At the completion of our works, approved traffic management was installed to manage the power pole'.

'It was tampered with by the general public.'

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