Vegetation workers will be trimming vegetation away from the 13-mile long power line that serves more than 2,000 customers from the Entergy Texas, Inc. substation at Longmire and Tink Calfee roads.
Weather permitting, work was expected to begin Wednesday, Oct. 29, on the power line that serves customers along Longmire Road, North Loop 336 and Teas Nursery Road. Contract vegetation management crews will remove growth that could cause problems for electric service in the area. The area will also be inspected for any hazard trees outside of rights-of-way with any found to be assessed for potential to interrupt service.
The line serves some 1,461 customers.
“We are very careful to maintain regular maintenance schedules for all of our power lines, said Victor Enmon, customer service representative for the area. “Vegetation grows very quickly and densely in Southeast Texas so it’s essential to keep it trimmed away from power lines to help ensure a safe, reliable supply of power for customers.
While crews will be in highly visible bucket trucks, customers can expect to see specialized equipment in the area, plus crews working manually to remove vegetation. Drivers are urged to be alert for the workers and use caution when nearing work areas.
In 2013, Entergy Texas workers trimmed more than 1900 line miles of trees.