Trimming schedule set through June
Fallen trees and branches are a major cause of widespread power outages after a natural disaster. York Electric’s lines, poles and substation structures are engineered to withstand many forces of nature, but still have the potential to fall victim to the force of a fallen tree or large branch.
“An aggressive tree-trimming and right-of-way maintenance program for power lines is crucial to the cooperative’s mission of delivering reliable electric power to members,” says Denny Lynn, the co-op’s vice president of energy delivery. “However, even with a first rate right-of-way maintenance program, major storms often cause trees outside the right of way to make contact with the lines and cause outages.”
YEC has an ongoing rotation maintenance schedule which is determined by vegetation growth patterns and service area terrain. During the next several months, YEC’s contract crews from Asplundh will be clearing rights of way working in the areas around and along highways 901 and 72 and Auten, Dunlap Roddey, Marshall, Oakdale, Mt. Holly and Long Meadow roads. You may see them in the surrounding areas as well. View the ROW, right-of-way, map for the route.
We need your help
If, at any time, you observe trees growing into power lines that may be dangerous, let the cooperative know immediately by calling our member services department at (803) 684-4248. You can also help YEC provide safe and reliable electric service by cooperating with our right-of-way maintenance efforts.
Winter 2013 Right-of-Way Maintenance Map
Fall 2012 Right-of-Way Maintenance Map
Summer 2012 Right-of-Way Maintenance Map
We need your help
If, at any time, you observe trees growing into power lines that may be dangerous, please contact YEC’s member services department at (803) 684-4248. You can also help YEC provide safe and reliable electric service by cooperating with our ROW efforts.