Concern Hangs Over Heads Of Omaha Homeowners

It’s not squirrels or Santa on the roof that's causing sleepless nights for an Omaha family, worried about shingle damage or worse.

“It’s going over my house, I don't even have Cox Cable and it's a danger to my kids, my vehicle and property,” says Rick Pfeifer. A Cox feeder line runs above the Pfeifer home near 10th and Fowler and a limb broken by a storm last month forced the cable down onto their roof.

“When that tree limb fell, it knocked it down right over our bedroom,” says Phyllis Pfeifer. Removal of the limb allowed the cable to pop up, but it is still hanging within inches of their roof. The Pfeifers are not only concerned about the cable damaging the old roof, but they need a new one, so what if they put up new shingles and the cable comes down?

The Pfeifers say they've made several calls about the line, but after Fact Finders contacted Cox, a crew raised the cable within a few hours. “If there's a storm I won't have to listen for some banging or something happening on the roof, so I feel good about that,” says Phyllis.

Though now off the roof, the cable still hangs over the Pfeifer property. “It’s right over me,” says their granddaughter. Rick and Phyllis want Cox to move the line away from their home. “So it reroutes not over the house, but around the house,” says Rick.

“The line could come down and hit one of the kids while they're out here playing,” says Phyllis.

Cox is exploring options to move the cable, which may include burying it underground. However, that's not as easy as it sounds because of easement and property line issues. So a solution may take some time.

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