CL&P Trimming

Crews will begin trimming and cutting down trees in town. (The Hartford Courant / August 13, 2014)

GLASTONBURY — Connecticut Light & Power will begin removing trees along roads in town.

The tree work is scheduled to begin later this week along 15 miles of streets in town. According to the company, falling trees or branches are the top cause of power outages especially when severe weather strikes. According to CL&P, the company invests millions of dollars each year in vegetation management across its service territory. Trimming and removing trees that threaten the electric system significantly improves service reliability, they note.

Lucas Tree Experts will be trimming areas along the following roads: Oak Street, Benton Lane, Nutmeg Lane, Commerce Street, Oakwood Drive, Goodrich Road, Karen Lee Road, Lincoln Drive, Sequin Drive, Pilgard Lane, Hale Road, Three Mile Road, Cortland Lane, Russet Road, Baldwin Lane, Kinne Road, Cider Mill Road, Pippin Drive, Ledge Road, Applewood Lane, Granite Road, Baldwin Lane, Hebron Avenue from Oakwood Drive to the entrance ramp for Route 2, Neipsic Road from New London Turnpike to Exit 9 on Route 2, New London Turnpike from Williams Street to Three Mile Road and Hubbard Street from New London Turnpike to Rockhaven Drive.

The work is expected to be completed by the end of the year. For more information or questions, contact the town's tree warden Gregory Foran at 860-652-7686.

Peter Marteka