April 06, 2020

Future power outages similar to the one we just went through might be avoided if the lines were placed underground.

Expense is the only argument I’ve heard against burying power and phone lines. As if air-lifting crane trucks from North Carolina costs nothing.

And how many more times will others be so willing to bail us out of the same avoidable mess?

People in countries where underground power is the norm must be chuckling, and why not? When you look at the way power and phone lines intertwine with tree branches, virtually everywhere, it seems amazing that the power isn’t out more often.

On a happier note, at least we’ve learned not to try to save money by keeping sewer lines above ground. McKie Roth Castine

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