AEL&P offers advice after tree felling causes mass outage

    AEL&P says it was a member of the general public felling trees that caused Saturday's North Douglas outage.

    AEL&P says it was  a member of the general public felling trees that caused Saturday's North Douglas outage. Two of those trees fell directly into a power line. Fortunately no one was injured.

    The company offers a few things to be aware of in these situations:

    - Trees conduct electricity. Just as you should never approach a downed powerline, you should never approach a tree that has fallen into a powerline. Immediately call 586-AELP.
    - If you plan to clear trees from your property, it's highly recommended that you hire a licensed professional.
    - If you are concerned about a tree growing into the line or branches that are close to the line, give theT&D department a call at 463.6324 or after-hours at 586-AELP.

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