Car wins in battle with Openreach street cabinet
It seems an early morning driver has had an argument with an Openreach street cabinet and the aftermath is pictured in the local press, the cabinet was on Finchampstead Road, Wokingham.
BT is expected on site to start restoring service on Thursday, the priority being to get voice services working, and as the FTTC will need more work that will take longer and it will be interesting to see how quickly it can be done. A lot will depend on whether the mains feed is damaged, if not then as the cabinets are usually delivered with electronics installed it may be relatively fast. The fibre runs usually terminate in the bottom right hand section of the cabinet which is now very empty, so either spare fibres will be tested or new ones blown through existing ducting.
The cable detector and spade that can be seen are probably from the emergency attendance of the power company to make sure that there is no danger from the mains that used to serve the cabinet.