Photo du Jour: Oak Trees Hate Streetcars
Still awaiting word from the Regional Transit Authority on the return of the Streetcars post-KTMB. . . Saturday afternoon the crack Krewe Char de Guerre team did an impromptu survey of the overhead electrical wires and poles along a good portion of the St. Charles Avenue Line. Several city block-long sections have downed wires and bent-up overhead poles--including near Audubon Place and from Jefferson Avenue to Soniat Street in front of the Latter Library. The worst downed wires appear to be at the Calhoun Street intersection where the Upriver-bound feeder wire blocks the crossover. In some cases falling limbs damaged the lines and/or poles and in other cases entire oak trees collapased upon them such as at Calhoun. Why do the oak trees hate the streetcars?