CVPS: More than 50 outages in 2008 blamed on felled trees

first_imgCVPS: Use caution when cutting woodMore than 50 outages in 2008 blamed on felled treesRUTLAND, VT – With fuel prices up, many Vermonters are turning to wood heat, and that’s causing a significant number of power outages due to careless tree cutting near power lines.Central Vermont Public Service, Vermont’s largest power company, today urged Vermonters to use caution when cutting trees anywhere near power lines.”From professional loggers to people cutting wood for the first time, we’re seeing a tremendous number of accidents involving tree-cutting and power lines,” CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said. “We urge all Vermonters to use the utmost in caution to prevent power outages, injuries and even death.”More than 50 power outages have occurred this year due to trees accidentally felled onto CVPS power lines. The outages have affected thousands of customers and cost thousands of dollars to repair. More importantly, Costello said a simple accident can have devastating consequences.”While an outage can be repaired, these accidents can lead to severe injuries that can have lifelong impacts, and fatal accidents affect entire families,” Costello said. “We want to reduce the number of these outages, of course, but we’re even more concerned about preventing injuries or deaths that could be avoided.”In one of the most recent incidents, a homeowner in CVPS’s St. Albans District accidentally dropped a tree onto a power line. “The homeowner and several children ignored the fact that they were in grave danger, and persisted in cutting the tree and being in close proximity to the tree, while it was in direct contact with the utility line,” Costello said.”Only by sheer luck was a tragedy avoided,” Costello said. “The homeowner and the children were in grave danger and didn’t even realize it.”CVPS, which plans a special bill insert on the issue in January, issued a series of tips to keep people safe:* Always look carefully for nearby utility lines before cutting any tree. Sometimes, utility lines can be hidden by trees and other vegetation, such as vines. Call CVPS for assistance before cutting down any tree that is in close proximity to a utility line, or if the tree could fall into a utility line.* Always assume all overhead power lines or damaged lines are energized and potentially dangerous, including the service cables that run from utility poles to buildings.* Never climb, touch or attempt to fell a tree that is in contact with a power line.* If a tree falls into a power line, stop working immediately! Do not attempt to remove the saw or any equipment. Do not attempt to clear the tree or any portion of the tree from the downed line. Do not touch the tree or anything in contact with the tree or overhead cables. Shuffle or hop away from the location; always keep both feet in contact with the ground at the same time. Stay clear and call us immediately at 800-649-2877. Never assume that someone else has made to call. Inform us of the exact location of the event.* Keep others at least 50 feet away from the tree and cables until our crew arrives. This includes pets and livestock.last_img read more

Ozil is ‘one of worst players in world’ without ball, says Merson

first_img “I’ve never seen somebody so disinterested when they don’t have the ball, but he hurts you at the other end! “Can Arsenal form a team around him? At the moment, it’s at the stage where you can’t do that. They’re not going to change the team for him. He’ll pick up his £350,000-a-week and everything is rosy for him.” read also:Ozil, Lacazette caught casually relaxing during Southampton vs Arsenal tie Merson accepts Ozil is unlikely to want to sacrifice some of his mega wages to seek a move elsewhere. He explained: “They have to come to a deal with him; maybe he’ll take £200k a week somewhere else. I don’t know how this gets resolved though. “Does he want to play football? If he loves football, he has to come to a deal with Arsenal, but it’s easy to say that. “Nobody wants to lose £150k a week, no matter how much you earn! Who is mad enough to throw that money away, no matter who you are?” Former Real Madrid star Ozil sparked a public backlash during lockdown when he refused to accept a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic. He has been mocked by fans for hiding under an umbrella and pocketing £1million for doing NOTHING since football returned. The midfield maestro was officially left out against Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-finals because of a back complaint but fans were more sceptical of the real reasons behind the expensive ace’s continued absence. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paul Merson has labelled Arsenal’s missing man Mesut Ozil “one of the worst players in the world” without the ball. Mesut Ozil’s agent has urged Premier League stars to reject the pay cut The German is yet to be seen on the field since Project Restart and former Gunner Merson did not mince his words when dishing out his opinion on the 31-year-old. The 52-year-old TV pundit believes Ozil is no longer a good fit for the club and does not work hard enough in defence to justify a place in the side. Merson told Sky Sports: “I think Ozil is a prime example of a player who has to play in a proper team, that is going to be right up there, dominating football matches. He’s got to play in a majorly successful team. “He can’t play in this Arsenal team, here’s why: he’s not going to change his game now in his 30s, and Arsenal aren’t going to change their game for him. “He isn’t tracking back, chasing players, and you need him in a team where you’re getting 70 per cent of the ball each week, and he’ll play. “You get players around him, let him play. We all know how Ozil plays, you give him the ball and he’ll find you. If you don’t have the ball, he won’t win it back for you for love nor money.” Arsenal are coughing up £350,000 a week on wages for Ozil, something that clearly irks Merson. He added: “He’s not interested when they don’t have the ball. How can you give someone £350k-a-week when we all knew that was his style of play? Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Legendary Movies To Learn History From2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombscenter_img Loading… last_img read more