Three-Month Service Reliability Project Begins in Hardin County
SILSBEE, December 22, 2014 - Throughout January and lasting until April the next, Entergy Texas, Inc. customers in portions of Hardin County can expect to see contract workers removing vegetation in order to prevent problems for their electric service.
Work is scheduled to get underway Monday, Dec. 22 along a power line out of the Warren Substation on FM 1943 West. The line is a little more than 110 line miles long and serves 1,100 customers, located between Warren and Village Mills with most of them in the Wildwood Subdivision.
“Our goal is to keep the lights on for our customers,” said Sam Bethea, customer service representative for the area. “A key part of accomplishing that is to schedule all of our power lines to receive regular vegetation maintenance. This helps ensure that limbs and other vegetation are cleared away in order to minimize power interruptions to our customers.”
While crews will be in highly-visible bucket trucks and other specialized equipment, customers can expect to see crews working manually to remove vegetation. Drivers in the area are urged to be alert for the workers and use caution when nearing work areas.