NEW WINDSOR, Md. (AP) — The mayor of a Maryland town that frequently loses power has revealed a plan to address the issue.
The Carroll County Times reports Mayor Neal Roop issued a statement Wednesday from Potomac Edison First Energy Company representative David Kline, who says the power outages are clearly due to animals.READ MORE: Ravens Home Now On Front Line of COVID-19 Battle; M&T Bank Stadium Opens As Latest Maryland Mass Vaccination Site
He said the “trend” of outages, which some residents have said happen multiple times a day, happen despite weather conditions being clear with little wind.READ MORE: Montgomery County Public Schools Adding Over 300 Electric Buses; Aim To Be All-Electric By 2025
As such, he says the company is going to put animal guards on every transformer where contact could cause disruption.
He says the guards are essentially covers that stop birds and squirrels from touching the terminals. He says the company hopes to have the guards installed by the end of the year.MORE NEWS: Southwest Airlines Adding Flights From BWI Airport To Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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