Tree trimming in progress
Columbia - posted Jul, 19 2011
COLUMBIA- Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) is reminding area residents that tree trimming is now taking place in Columbia that began the week of July 18. The $150,000 project will occur primarily west and north of Route 66 including Route 87, Lake Road and the areas around Columbia Lake and Andover Lake.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of September. Trimming is vital to reducing the number of tree-related power outages and improving service reliability for customers of CL&P.
Trees are the number one cause of power outages and regularly scheduled trimming is needed to reduce service interruptions. Trimming is also necessary to provide sufficient working space so line workers can maintain a safe distance from the power lines when repairing them.
Crews from Tennett Tree Service, Inc. will be working under the guidance of CL&P Vegetation Management Program Coordinator Steve Child.
Residents having questions can contact Tennett Tree Service's Tony Wilbur at 860-423-0895 or CL&P's Steve Child at 860-665-6165.