Keeping the lights on in the winter

Winter in the Ozarks brings a variety of weather conditions including wind, ice, and snow. The City of Lebanon Electric Department makes regular inspections and takes steps to ensure that the system is as stable as possible. Superintendent Travis Long tells Regional Radio News that one thing they do to protect the electric system is tree trimming…

Long said in all the Lebanon Electric system has about 150 miles of overhead line to maintain. Currently the City of Lebanon Electric Department has an average outage of about 65 minutes, which is 30 minutes less than the national average.