(File photo by Advocate staff)

(File photo by Advocate staff)

Tree trimming near city power lines in Red Deer to start Tuesday

The City of Red Deer’s annual tree-trimming program will begin Tuesday.

This work includes trimming trees that are encroaching onto city-owned power lines.

“Wright Tree Service will begin trimming both city and customer-owned trees on behalf of the City of Red Deer to maintain clearance distances from high voltage and secondary voltage power lines, as set out in the Alberta Electrical Utility Code,” the city said in a press release Monday.

This work is expected to continue for two to three months.

“This program ensures tree limbs are trimmed away from power lines in order to maintain public safety and reliability of electrical service in Red Deer. Property owners are responsible for keeping trees trimmed back from low voltage service wires to their residence. The EL&P contractor will not be responsible for these lines.”

Residents are asked to stay clear of personnel and equipment for safety reasons.

For any questions or concerns involving trees and power lines please contact EL&P at 403-342-8274.

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