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Con Edison Trimming Trees Near Wires in Mamaroneck

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Over the next few months, workers in hard hats yelling "don't walk inside the cones," will be trimming your trees if they are too close to the overhead power lines as part of Con Edison's ongoing effort to maintain safe and reliable service.

"This will help prevent damage and electricity outages during heavy winds and storms," wrote Village Manager Richard Slingerland in an Aug. 5 email.

Con Edison contracted Lewis Tree Company to perform the trimming, which the Village of Mamaroneck was told would begin in August and continue through September and possibly October. Allan Drury, media relations officer for Con Edison, said the timetable is subject to change due to weather.

As of Aug. 8, three red and white trucks began weaving through Mamaroneck.

Crew members will trim trees so they are either 10 feet underneath or to the side, or 15 feet above the power lines.

"Overgrown and fallen tree limbs are the leading cause of power outages during storms," according to the Con Edison website . "Con Edison’s tree maintenance program helps ensure safe, reliable service for you and your neighbors by carefully trimming branches that may interfere with power lines."

Lewis Tree Service has worked on over-reaching branches along Weaver Street and W. Boston Post Road earlier this week. In both instances, they have blocked one lane of traffic.

If they are scheduled to trim trees on your street, you should have received a letter in the mail and follow up notification before work began.

You can see the full list of streets that will be worked on over the coming months here . When they begin work on your street, let us know by commenting below, on Facebook and Twitter .

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