Apparently, the power went out down at my folks’ lake house. So the local electric company went out to do what they do best – restore power. When the workmen dug up the junction box, they discovered something very interesting. The water shut off valve was in the same hole as the electric junction box. I guess they figured if you were having a major flooding incident in your home, you would first don rubber boots and insulated gloves before getting out your shovel to dig a hole and get to the water shut-off valve – there bravely facing electrical shock in order to stop the flooding.
So the local electric company did what they do best – the moved the junction box to a more appropriate location. Which happened to be the middle of the road. But it’s okay, they protected the box with 4×4 posts so that if you should chance to run into one, you only destroy your car (or boat/trailer) and not the junction box. Gotta protect the junction box.
The second picture is a view of the neighbor’s driveway. I’d give 50 cents to see him back a boat around that thing.
And, in anticipation of your next question, yes. It’s permanent and no, it’s not just a temporary measure.