The City of Fort Morgan Light and Power Department will be trimming trees near power lines throughout the city during the winter months.
This tree trimming work has started and is expected to be completed in February.
Keeping trees trimmed around electric power lines is important to ensure public safety and maintain the reliability of the electric system. The city’s Light and Power Department trims trees in public rights-of-way near all main high-voltage lines, which bring power to the poles near homes or businesses.
To comply with the National Electric Safety Code, public utilities must trim or remove trees growing near power lines that threaten to disrupt service. Proper and regular tree trimming helps prevent the danger and inconvenience of outages.
Residents should be aware that they should never attempt to trim trees near power lines themselves. Only qualified line clearance workers are allowed to work within a minimum of 10 feet of high-voltage lines.
For an inspection of tree limbs in and around power lines by your home or business, call Doug Linton, Light and Power Superintendent, at 542-3912.