Nelson County, Virginia
You’ve probably seen a weird looking sight in the skies over Nelson lately. A black helicopter with a crazy looking thing dangling below! Not to worry, we aren’t being invaded! It’s part of Central Virginia Electric’s annual tree trimming program to eliminate problem tree branches from power lines. “We will be trimming for the next couple of months. The only alternative is to have people in trees or bring in machinery called Giraffes which work well on level ground but not in hilly terrain,” says Greg Kelley with CVEC.
“With 7 members per line mile, trees are the primary causes for power outages. Trimming the lateral tree growth will reduce the blinks that cause electronic clocks to reset and reduce outages cause by prolonged contact with tree limbs,” Greg continues.
So now you now! And won’t we be thankful during the next 2 foot snow!