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Thursday, January 2, 2014

K-V Mayors Say More Tree Trimming Will Have To Be Done

Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll

NB Power and the town of Rothesay are going to map out a plan to trim trees back from the power lines in order to lessen the risk of widespread and prolonged power outages during extreme weather. 

Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop tells CHSJ News the town will not be clear cutting but there's a price to pay if trees are allowed to overhang the power lines. 

He points out Sackville has gone 5 or 6 years without power outages after trimming the trees.

Mayor Murray Driscoll agrees they have to come to grips with overhanging trees but when it comes time to cut them back in the warm, summer weather, an ice storm is the last thing on peoples' minds. 

Driscoll went without power, himself, for a week.