Shortly after a Bristol police officer ran into a utility pole on Riverside Avenue Saturday night, an electrical surge burned out computers, televisions and other equipment in many homes and offices.
The electronics meltdown may wind up costing City Hall a hefty tab if officials ultimately determine that the city is responsible for the widespread damage.
William Brownstein, a Carleton Place resident, said in an email to city officials that his neighbors and others on Federal Hill saw “the destruction of tens of thousands of dollars of electronic equipment” because of the power surge.
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