Motorists Urged to Drive Cautiously in Work Areas
The Woodlands, Texas –A 38-mile power line that originates in the heart of
The Woodlands is about to get a service reliability makeover. Contract crews are
set to begin work on removing vegetation and trim trees near the line to help
keep the lights on for the 3,516 customers it serves in the Tamina Community
portion of The Woodlands.
The power line originates from the Oak Ridge Substation off Main Street and
includes an area north of the substation and east on State Highway 242 from
Interstate 45 to Needham Road.
Drivers are urged to be alert for workers and to drive cautiously in those
“All of our power lines, whether in densely populated cities or along rural
county roads, are on a regular maintenance schedule,” said Doug McCormick,
customer service representative for the area. “It’s an example of how we invest
in our system to reduce outages and help ensure a safe, reliable supply of power
to our customers,” said Doug McCormick, customer service representative for the
Entergy Texas invests about $7 million per year in its vegetation management
program, trimming an average of 2,000 line miles annually.
While crews will be in highly-visible bucket trucks, customers can expect to
see specialized equipment in the area, plus crews working manually to remove
vegetation. Drivers are urged to be alert for the workers and use caution when
nearing work areas.
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 426,000 customers in 27
counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated
energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail
distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with
approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly
10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear
generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.