Herbicide Treatments to Begin Next Week - Aug. 9


Update: Due to weather delays, our Alcan contract crews are delayed and will not be starting in the Madisonville area until Sept. 8.

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) will be utilizing a contractor to perform herbicide treatments of existing power line easements and rights of way as in years past.  Contract crews will be working in easements out of the Madisonville substation (lines into parts of Madisonville, north and east of Madisonville and along Hwy. 411, Old Hwy. 68, Old Athens Rd., Rocky Springs Rd., and Hwy. 68), the Greenback substation (lines serving around Greenback into the Craigs Chapel, Morganton, Maple Lane, and Meadow communities), the Friendsville substation (lines feeding Friendsville and parts of Maryville and Louisville along North Union Grove Road, Freels Road, North Longhollow Road, and into the Middlesettlements community), several areas in and around the Tellico Plains substation (serving into Gamble Gap, Shoal Creek, Reagan Valley, and Fairview communities), and all the lines out of the Chilhowee Substation (serving Hwy. 72 West, Railroad Bed, Hwy. 129 into Chilhowee/Calderwood, Happy Valley, and the Top of the World community).  The work will begin in August and last through the end of the summer.  

The Cooperative is required to maintain the vegetation around its infrastructure in accordance with state and national guidelines and herbicides help us to keep the easements clear of woody vegetation prone to grow underneath and around the power lines.  The contractors will be utilizing vehicles marked with “Contractor for FLEC” while conducting the work.  At no time should any of these contract employees ask to come into your home.  As always, please notify FLEC of any concerns you may have in regard to persons acting on your Cooperative’s behalf.  The Cooperative holds the trust you have of our efforts to a high standard and do not wish to ever violate the high ethical standards we have maintained for the past 81 years.  FLEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer and always strives to be proactive in management actions that promote safe, reliable electric services at reasonable costs to those we serve!

Any questions can be addressed by calling FLEC’s offices at 1-877-353-2674, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; please dial ext. 161 and leave a message for John Latham.  

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