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Re: Pams lighening

Here in the Sierra foothills, the local utility hires a private company who spends all their time cutting away branches from power lines. This is not for winter storms so much as the fact that ten years ago a local wild fire was started by a branch coming down on a power line. The fire burned many thousands of acres, including the area where my house now stands. The county sued the utility and won a substantial precedent-setting damage award -- and the utility company apparently got the message.
--Barb, Grass Valley CA
----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 4:15 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pams lighening

Andrea, around here we are told that it is more "cost effective" -
that is cheaper - to repair downed power lines than to prune
away overhaning branches and remove dead trees that are
destined to fall across lines and roads when a blow comes
through - or an early fall ice storm such as we have many

In a message dated 07/14/2005 10:38:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
hodgesaa@earthlink.net writes:
David, what alternate reality are you living in? This is the south. Many
times we don't go forward, we go backwards. I will concede that some of our
phone and power lines in new subdivisions are buried, however, it's just
TOO difficult to bury those old ones that get blown out in every storm.
Don't get me started.

Andrea H

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