Recently we have experienced a number of power outages in several communities.

Often trees are the cause of the disruptions.

We spoke to Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s Managing Director of Communications and Public Relations Casey Hollins about the outages in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Casey explains how REC cuts back on both trees and outages.

She explains that the cooperative has regular maintenance with a whole division that works year around to cut back on branches and more.

Casey goes on to explain how we can help in the effort by both reporting possible trouble spots to avoiding future problems when planting.

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