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The Goat
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Little Rock
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Tree leaning on power line

Entergy has gotten the power back on in our neighborhood post Snowpacollapse 2012. Power is on in my house. But I have an uprooted tree in my backyard and it is on the line. Been that way for days. It's coming from pole to house. I let Entergy know and they told me its my responsibility to get tree off line. Would they have a different stance if the tree had pulled the line down? Which I'm sure it will eventually. They told me to wait until regular business hours and have someone come cut it off the line. I call bull shite. What says you frickers?


bryso
Clemson Fan
The Real Death Valley
Member since Dec 2006
27097 posts

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I let Entergy know and they told me its my responsibility to get tree off line.


ummmm.. wut... don't they have ads on the radio "stay away from power lines"


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la_birdman
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I let Entergy know and they told me its my responsibility to get tree off line


Really? They always say stay away from power lines and call us if you see something serious, etc.


Not calling you a liar or anything but that's nuts if they really did that.

They're in charge of the electricity. Period. That's why the company exists.

It's not your job to climb up on a ladder and get an uprooted tree off a live power line.

I can't believe they told you that it's your problem. Can you say "lawsuit in progress?"

I'd call the regional manager and tell him/her this.

They told you to mess with a tree on a live power line. That's insane.


SenorTiger9
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St. George, Louisiana
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re: Tree leaning on power line
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Art Vandelay
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LOUISIANA
Member since Sep 2005
7215 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
Set tree on fire. Not your problem past meter.


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The Goat
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Little Rock
Member since Nov 2006
1092 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
What they told me was to take care of it during regular business hours. Which first, means wait until Monday. They want me to call a professional tree service and have them take it off the line. They did offer to have someone come out and shut off the power while this goes on. In the meantime, I've got a potential hazard in my backyard until Monday


LSUcdro
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Baton Rouge
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re: Tree leaning on power line
RIP


la_birdman
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re: Tree leaning on power line
What caused the tree to fall/lay on the line? Wet ground? Ice? Something like that?



Other posters, doesn't this fall under the "Act of God" thing? This was no fault of the OP, why should he shell out the $$$ for a professional tree service to have the tree removed, and more than likely not be reimbursed by Entergy.

Am I right on this? I think this falls under that category.



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lurkr
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re: Tree leaning on power line
Before or after the meter.


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Hedonismbot
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Gretna/BR
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The Goat
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Little Rock
Member since Nov 2006
1092 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
What's f-coed up is the first person I called told me this was an emergency situation and a technician would call me shortly (there are probably over 1000 employees out in the neighborhoods right now). No one ever called me though. When I called back, that's when this woman told me its my responsibility
This post was edited on 12/30 at 12:18 am


la_birdman
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When I called back, that's when this woman told me its my responsibility



Did she say why?

You didn't put the tree on the power line.

The snow/ice or something did. Makes no sense.

Call the higher ups or emergency numbers. I doubt you'll get much further on Monday with it being New Year's Eve and Tuesday you can forget about it.



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bryso
Clemson Fan
The Real Death Valley
Member since Dec 2006
27097 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
I assume he said "let me stand behind this thin glass storm door for protection"


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LSUGrrrl
LSU Fan
Frisco, TX
Member since Jul 2007
7179 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
Did you call back and speak to someone else?


LSUcdro
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Baton Rouge
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lurkr
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2008
10305 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
If the tree is on Entergy's side of the meter call the 1-800 right now and tell them you have a tree on the line and need someone out to take care of it. If it is on your side of the meter its your problem.

If it is on Entergy's side of the meter and the give you the BS again, politely tell them you are going to call your public service commissioner and let him know your situation.


LSUandAU
Florida
Member since Apr 2009
4113 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
Where do you live?

You own the tree and it has fallen into Entergy's line...it could damage Entergy property, your service entrance, your home, your appliances if voltage irregularity (open neutral) occurs, etc. Make arrangements to have the tree removed and call Entergy...they will come out when you want them too and drop/reenergize their line so you (or your tree guy) can remove the tree. Entergy's line is not causing the problem...the tree is.


LSUandAU
Florida
Member since Apr 2009
4113 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
The PSC will expect Entergy to disconnect your power and not re-attach the service line to your home until you have removed or dropped your tree, which is causing the problem.


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The Goat
LSU Fan
Little Rock
Member since Nov 2006
1092 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
Called back. Told lady of the conflicting advice I got from 2 reps. Since tree is on the line and is causing it to sag, she has placed emergency status. This will at least get someone out here relatively soon. If that someone says to me "hey, it's your problem, I will kill the power while u get it cut down"....then that's fine with me
This post was edited on 12/30 at 12:37 am


LSUandAU
Florida
Member since Apr 2009
4113 posts

re: Tree leaning on power line
Good luck man. Underground service lines have benefits, but there is a charge for getting one.


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