Power outages to be cut by tree trimming

February 10, 2013 by  

The Connecticut Department of Transportation, along with the utility and railroad, announced last week that they will be trimming and removing trees along the railroad corridor that runs through Greenwich, Connecticut.

No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used by all those involved in the effort to let those who own property in this area know of any trees that they have which may be causing potential problems to utility and transmission lines along this corridor during a storm.

The tree trimming program has been endorsed by Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei, who will be working with the tree warden of the town, Bruce Spaman, and representatives of the three major parties to map out the plan, which follows the corridor of the power grid from Stamford along the western edge of the city into Greenwich by means of the Old Greenwich and Riverside lines.

Tesei is well aware of the impact that a major power loss can have on lost wages, resources, and commerce. Last summer, during a series of powerful thunderstorms one night, 99% of the town was left without power, including the Town Hall and Greenwich Hospital, which had to use power from a generator in order to maintain its operations.

According to Tesei, the tree trimming will involve crews to survey trees along the right of way of the railroad and those that are 70 feet from the right of way will be removed. Trees along properties abutting the railroad will also be surveyed.