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To: Eric in the Ozarks

In Wyoming, because we so frequently get winds as high or higher than what NYC/NJ is coping with right now (and we don’t call them ‘hurricanes’ - we call it ‘winter’ and it comes for months every year) the utilities ruthlessly prune trees that are in the power line right-of-ways every year.

I mean *ruthlessly* prune. They’re not above taking down the top half of a tree and leaving you to ponder what to do with the bottom half.

As a result, the power reliabilities are pretty good, all things considered.


45 posted on 10/30/2012 6:00:35 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: NVDave
Our electric coop had “cut back” on power line right of way maintenance. They doubled down after making repairs...
48 posted on 10/30/2012 6:03:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: NVDave
Just 2 weeks ago, Wyoming and South Dakota had 70+mph winds.

Semis, tractor trailers & all other sort of vehicles tipped over in those winds.

I'm not trying to diminish what-so-ever what is happening on the east coast with Sandy, but you are correct, high winds are "normal" out here and seldom reported anywhere other than locally.

118 posted on 10/30/2012 9:02:48 AM PDT by coder2
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