Homeowners also need to realize that the lower limbs are possibly NOT powerlines. Those are likely cable and phone lines, which are not the responsibility of AEP or any power company.
Something homeowners need to remember. When the power company trims the limbs off of the power lines, the home owner is responsible to dispose of the cuttings. The homeowner is also responsible for trimming trees that hang low over city streets. Our improved waste management also will not collect these unless you have them bundled in a certain size bundle or have the cuttings placed in your waste container. Make sure the lid does not fail to close completely or the city will take the time to get out of the truck and place a tag or your container and leave it for an additional week.