Starting this week Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees from around power lines in the Western Area neighborhood of Los Alamos.
Crews will start on Trinity Drive, Fairway and Sandia, working through the Western Area.
According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.
Trimming trees coupled with an aggressive operation and maintenance program supports the Electric Reliability Plan (developed in 2011 and updated in 2014) to reduce the number and scope of power outages in the county.
Tree trimming efforts in the Western Area will continue through the rest of February and into March. If residents observe tree branches interfering with power lines, DPU encourages they report is to the Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us. Crews will investigate and address the situation as necessary.