United Illuminating Company prepping for snowfall

UI says they perform year-round maintenance to help prevent breaking power lines. (2/4/14)

ORANGE - Regional power company United Illuminating Company says they are hoping to minimize power outages by prepping for the snow.

A spokesperson for UI says the company performs year-round maintenance on power lines to help prevent breakage.

UI had crews checking their trucks Tuesday to ensure they had the right tools and a full tank of gas so they could respond to any downed lines or outages with minimal delay.

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UI says the snow isn't a problem, but the ice can be unpredictable on power lines.

UI officials say all homeowners should be prepared in case of an outage, and to call if they see any downed trees or lines on the streets.

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