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    Question So what did you get?

    So how much snow did anyone get with this latest storm? As of 7:00 AM we only have a couple inches here in Brewer. Big totals in Mass and NH I am hearing.
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    We didn't get much here but I hear Tat had some issues getting home from work.

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    we just got our power back...was off for a few hours but not much snow...only a few inches
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    I got 12 inches here in Waterboro and no power for 9 hours - Love my Generator!!!

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    5-7 inches when I was up at 4:30 or so . . . but by 9 or 10 it had compacted into 3-4 inches.
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    Sheesh! Snow? Did it snow? (My brother, in an urban town in Massachusetts, has been without power for 3 days now. LOL!!!!!)

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    I've got 8 inches.
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    Every time one of these storms hit I wonder why the power lines are not under ground?

    Mother nature obviously doesn't want them up on poles so far above the ground. She pulls them down with wind and snow.

    Along a straight road when a fool decides to crash, do they just drive off the road? No. They hit a pole and snap it in half.

    Seems the electric rate would be a lot lower if the power companies didn't have to spend most of their time cutting branches away from the lines. Where are the environmental wackos on this?

    Or are the environmental wackos up set that with out the power lines the stupid birds wouldn't have anywhere to sit and watch us? Of coarse with more trees they could build more nests.

    It just seems there would be a lot less trouble putting the power lines underground. We still have water even in floods. Storms seem to have no effect on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekidokai View Post
    Every time one of these storms hit I wonder why the power lines are not under ground?
    Because it's cheaper to build them above ground. Also 25% of electricity cost is spent to "run" peak power plants on standby just so you can go flush the toiled during commercials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cano View Post
    Because it's cheaper to build them above ground. Also 25% of electricity cost is spent to "run" peak power plants on standby just so you can go flush the toiled during commercials.
    What he said...

    Plus it's much less costly to maintain overhead wiring. If a wire becomes damaged on an overhead line it is no trouble to figure out where and repair it. Underground not so much. Not just the electric on those poles either. Phone and cable are up there too. I do agree that underground would prevent a lot of outages, but it just not feasible especially here in the northeast.
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