Western helps neighboring utility overcome storm damage

Lineman Ryan Wheeler from Western’s Redding maintenance office uses a hot stick to remove snow from a transmission line.

Lineman Ryan Wheeler from Western’s Redding maintenance office uses a hot stick to remove snow from a transmission line.

A Western Sierra Nevada line crew heeded a call for mutual aid and assistance from a neighboring utility and customer Jan. 20 in response to the unexpectedly severe Pacific Northwest winter storm, which had extensively damaged the utility’s local transmission system.

Western’s Sierra Nevada Region Redding line crew worked closely with linemen from Trinity Public Utilities District along steep and rugged terrain Jan. 20 through 22 to restore power to the citizens of Weaverville, Douglas City, Lewistown and Hayfork in northern California, or about 8,000 citizens.

Read more at Western’s Newsroom.

4 Comments

  • By Frank Kern, February 14, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    It’s genuinely heartening to hear stories like this – rival corporations coming together at times of stress. No posturing, no game-playing, just honest to goodness assistance.

    We just have to get politicians to follow your lead!

  • By Toney, February 15, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    I wish there are more people like them.

  • By Jovita Hemmingsen, April 15, 2012 @ 3:32 am

    Hello! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading through your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects? Appreciate it!

  • By Meiman, April 16, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Good morning. For similar topics, you may want to check out the Department of Energy’s blog or blogs from the Bureau of Reclamation.

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