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. . .with gusts clocked up to 83MPH hit the area Sunday night for about 2 hours.
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I think the overhead line crew is going to be busy for quite a while!!!!
 

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I don't think it's going to take too much to get the overhead back in shape. Need a couple of new line poles. A few others need to be tamped back in place. In most cases, the span wires came off of the poles under the weight of the limbs. Neither the trolley wire nor the feeder cables were broken. Looks mostly like some major re-profiling to get us up and running again.

Despite what the "experts" claim, there's a lot to be said for keeping the wire a little loose. If it's banjo-string tight you get a lot more damage than if the wire has some "give" to it.

Other than the railroad, no damage here. There were more than 100,000 homes without electricity Monday, and still quite a few today. Quite a number of schools closed as well due to no power. Mother Nature at her best!!
 
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