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Trees on power lines can cost you money

Trees on power lines can cost you electricity and money. (Source: WALB) Trees on power lines can cost you electricity and money. (Source: WALB)
Every few years, Albany's public works crews trim trees under utility lines. (Source: WALB) Every few years, Albany's public works crews trim trees under utility lines. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Tuesday night's bad weather knocked down a lot of limbs and trees, which can cause a problem you may not realize.

A public works official said that a tree touching a power line can take power from the line and increase the cost of electricity.

Every few years, Albany's public works crews trim trees under utility lines.

City leaders agreed to spend half a million dollars to bring in extra crews to tackle the job.

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