4 Nov 2008

CNMI power company warns locals against throwing shoes at power lines

12:01 pm on 4 November 2008

The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas power company has advised children and adults not to throw their shoes at electric lines on Saipan.

The Saipan Tribune reports that according to the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, the pairs of sneakers recently observed hanging on electricity lines have become a safety issue.

CUC spokesperson Gary Camacho says shoes and other foreign objects hanging over the lines can hamper the power supply.

He says that the shoes are an eyesore for tourists, and that trying to remove them is dangerous.

The public has been asked to call the CUC Trouble Desk as quickly as possible if they see shoes hanging on their local lines.