JCP&L Line-Clearing Scheduled for March, 2019
JCP&L serves more than one million electric customers throughout New Jersey and operates and maintains thousands of miles of electrical conductors to provide safe and reliable electric service to those customers.
Maintaining these lines requires, among other things, the routine trimming and removal of vegetation on a cyclical basis, determined by JCP&L in accordance with applicable regulations, in order to avoid or reduce service interruptions to JCP&L customers within your community (and elsewhere) as a result of vegetation interference with those lines.
Beginning on or about March 2019, JCP&L contractors will be performing transmission line clearance tree trimming in the area of New Canton Way and Stone Tavern Road along company rights-of-way on the H-60 Line. This work will include the routine trimming of limbs to provide 4 years of clearance from electric wires, selective removal of limbs overhanging the electric conductors and removal of hazard trees that pose an imminent risk to electric facilities. All tree removals are performed in accordance with JCP&L’s easement rights or otherwise with the written consent of the property owner.
JCP&L contractors are qualified line clearance tree workers trained in OSHA safety standards, as well as, in proper pruning techniques developed by the National Arborists Association. Contracted tree crews will be following a pruning technique that is often referred to as directional or lateral pruning.
About two weeks prior to the start of line clearance operations, additional notice will be provided regarding this planned work.
Please contact Mike Wohnus, Supervisor-Forestry at 732-735-0084 if you have any questions or concerns.