Photos by Barry Wallace
An Ontario Hydro maintenance crew was busy on Wednesday trimming branches away from hydro lines on Jane Street, north of the King Road. One of the tree branches had grown around and completely absorbed a non-live wire. The linemen had to cut the offending branch on each side of the trapped wire and leave the remaining 7"-wide chunk of branch hanging in the wires (see photos above and below).
The linemen doing this work said tree removal and pruning, especially after the many violent windstorms and snow and ice storms over the past year, was a huge time-consuming task. The men on this King Township job were working out of Ontario Hydro in Orangeville, although they normally worked west of Hamilton.
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