said during his trip to House of Chaos this evening that there were many trees down along the route, one of which is likely responsible for our power outage that won't be fixed until six tomorrow night
. So why in the name of all that is holy don't these people bury the damn lines? Not only do they NOT, but they spend millions every year to send tree trimming services out to block the road (two lane highway), to cut ridiculous holes in trees for the wires to go through, leaving things looking like some kind of macabre thing, with a trunk and U shaped kinda branches that the wires pass between. Like that's going to work in high winds/snow/rains.
Earlier this summer, Verizon started putting in FIOS. We were hoping that they might THEN dig and bury the lines. What a nice idea, eh? Wrong. FIOS is going on the poles. But now they're spending millions to put the wires HIGHER on the poles. Huh?
The cost to society of this stuff must be huge. Road delays with the high cost of fuel, while people trim trees. Personal cost to people who have to leave their homes and go to hotels. Cost of boarding pets, replacing food, fried electronics, ruined fish tanks with all of the animals, corals, rocks, inverts, etc., and all the cleaning of carnage that goes with it.
Of course, all Dominion really cares about is ITS bottom line, as they are not held responsible for the other costs associated with their negligence. Perhaps that should change.