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The only way the neighbor would be liable is if he/she owns the line at issue and has a duty to maintain the same. If that is the case, you can sue the neighbor and invoke the insurance coverage to pay your damages.
However, if the neighbor doesn't own the line and doesn't have a duty to maintain it, then there should be no basis for liability based on the facts here. However, the city could be liable for the damage due to faulty maintenance, negligence, etc.
In that case, you should sue the city for the damages you've sustained.