MONTVILLE AND SALEM, Connecticut, May 7, 2002 – As part of The Connecticut Light and Power Company’s (CL&P) continuing efforts to improve service reliability, 3.6 miles of power lines in the towns of Montville and Salem will undergo enhanced tree work along Route 85. The enhanced tree work will involve the removal of large limbs and trees alongside major electrical lines which feed the CL&P electrical system in Montville and Salem. The project began at the end of April and is expected to be completed in July.
CL&P’s reliability programs, such as enhanced tree-trimming, increase its ability to deliver reliable electric service that will be necessary to meet today’s growing energy requirements along with the future economic growth of our communities. In addition, these programs are designed to prevent electrical outages and minimize the duration of an interruption if one does occur. The trimming also provides sufficient space for line workers to safely perform maintenance or repairs of power lines at night and during inclement weather .
Crews from Lewis Tree Service will be working in Montville and Salem under the guidance of Ken Botzek, CL&P New London division arborist.
Prior to performing any tree work, representatives from Lewis Tree Service conduct an inspection and residents will be informed of the intended work. Cards will be left at the door of property owners who are not at home. Residents having questions should contact Ken Botzek directly at (860) 447-5793.
The Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P), Connecticut’s largest electric utility, provides safe and reliable energy to more than 1.1 million customers in 149 cities and towns across the state. With 2,300 employees, CL&P offers programs and services in energy conservation, economic development, environmental education, and community relations. CL&P is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE:NU). For more information, please visit www.cl-p.com.
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