Trees are part of a community’s greatest assets. They’re also one of the most common causes of power outages. One tree can knock out power to hundreds or even thousands of customers. That’s why we work to manage the growth of trees in neighborhoods, and to protect nearby power lines that provide electric service.
We’ve heard questions and concerns from customers about our tree trimming practices. Here are the answers.
Q. Why does SWEPCO clear trees away from power lines? A. Planned trimming and removal of trees and other vegetation prevents extended outages at inconvenient times. It’s part of our work to deliver safe, reliable electric service to your home. Continue reading “Questions, Answers about Tree Trimming”
(1:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 10) Severe storms with high winds and tornado-like activity roared through the I-30 corridor near Texarkana Monday night, causing a peak of 10,000 outages by 11:59 p.m. Monday night, May 9. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, there were 7,500 customers without power, including 5,000 on damaged circuits out of the Richmond Road Substation. Continue reading “Severe storms pound Texarkana area Monday night”