Entergy Begins 2nd Project to Keep Dayton’s Power Reliable

DAYTON, October 27, 2015 - Now that one project to clear vegetation away from power lines is well underway here, another is about to begin. This time, some 780 customers on a 25-mile long line will be on the receiving end of efforts to help ensure reliable service from Entergy Texas, Inc.

Work is scheduled to begin this week on a second power line out of the Dayton Substation, just south of the Dayton Middle School. The substation also serves a nearly 32- mile long power line that has been the focus of vegetation management work since early September. Work on both power lines is expected to be complete by the end of November.

The power line undergoing work beginning this week is in an area bounded by Highway 90 to the south, FM 1960 to the north, North Cleveland Street to the east and John Davie Road on the west.

“We had a vegetation management crew become available to us, which made it possible for us to double-down on efforts to keep the lights on for our Dayton customers,” said Ron Fletcher, customer service representative for Dayton. “Just as a reminder, we want customers to be aware that now there will be two crews working in the Dayton area so it becomes more important than ever that they remain alert and cautious when they approach work sites.”

While crews will be in highly-visible bucket trucks and other specialized equipment, customers can also expect to see crews working manually to remove vegetation.

In 2013, Entergy Texas workers trimmed more than 1,900 line miles of trees.

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