Are electric utility companies doing enough tree limb cutting?

Posted Dec. 15, 2008, at 2:36 p.m.

Though the weekend ice storm impacted Southern Maine in terms of power outages more

than central, eastern and northern parts of the state, many did lose electricity. Are Maine’s

electric utilities keeping up with tree limb cutting so that when an ice storm hits, there are

fewer wires down? Or are such storms truly an “act of God,” to which the utilities can

only respond when they hit. Have the utilities been responsive to your calls about dead

trees and encroaching branches?