Ice covered trees main cause for power outages after winter storm

Raleigh County
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While many are still without power thanks to trees falling on power lines, the question remains, ‘what happens once the ice melts off those trees?’

The ice storm that came through, Thursday, November 16, caused inches of ice to accumulate on tree branches. 

Tom Cover is the Regional Forester for Region Four. He said this is the first winter storm of the season, so now people can prepare for the next storm. 

“You can look also for items in your trees such as limb that has a crack in it. The tree may have a crack in it and when you have those things especially in a very large tree they’re probably going to come down,” Cover said. 

If anyone has a tree that needs to be trimmed or cut down, contact a local tree trimming service. Do not try to cut down a tree alone, instead contact a professional. 

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