CUTTING TREES NEAR POWER LINES
An individual cut/dropped a tree into our electric lines between the Morristown Corners substation and Stowe on the afternoon of Sunday, May 5th. This resulted in disrupting service to all of our customers (1,400) served out of the Morristown Corners substation for several hours and caused a power surge that may have damaged customer appliances.
I want to remind everyone that cutting trees near power lines must be done in a safe manner by a qualified professional. Cutting trees into power lines poses a huge safety risk to the person doing the cutting and could impact service to many other customers. In addition, the individual cutting the tree will be responsible for the cost of restoring service and any other damages caused by their actions.