Meir Weiss:

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Originally posted on National Post | News:

MONTREAL — An unfortunately positioned utility pole, which gained national notoriety for its position smack in the middle of a rural Quebec highway, is gone.

It survived there for two months. Fortunately, all the motorists who drove past it survived, too.

No accidents were reported as a result of the bizarre phenomenon of infrastructure planning — or lack thereof. Players involved in the project blamed poor communication for the fact that the pole wasn’t removed in time from the path of a newly paved road.

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The pole ended up there as the result of miscommunication between transport and utility officials following a months-long roadwork project.

As late as Monday, officials expressed regret that the pole would have to stay there for a few more days. On Tuesday morning, the lamented landmark was seen in newspapers across the country. By Tuesday afternoon, it had suddenly been…

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