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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Notice of Clearing Power Lines

The Maryland Public Service Commission requires power companies to maintain an appropriate clearance from power lines.

As a result, they must perform vegetation management practices to ensure, to the extent possible, that lines do not contact nearby trees. Every five years, professional vegetation management crews will clear the trees located within the high-voltage transmission line corridors to help maintain reliable electric service. For residential distribution lines, trees are a leading cause of power outages. To maintain safe and reliable service experts patrol neighborhoods looking for trees that could cause problems.

If a tree needs to be pruned, the property owner is notified either in person or through a door card before work is started. As part of the process, the contractors follow industry best practices to ensure the health of the tree. Listed below are the areas in Mount Airy that have been designated for vegetation management in the 4th quarter of 2019.

Mt Airy Braddock Road

Mt Airy Harrisville

Mt Airy Long Corner

Mt Airy Main Street

Mt Airy Twin Arch

Mt Airy Village Gate

Mt Airy Watersville Road

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