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Emergency Trimming

During power outages and emergencies, our focus is on restoring power to customers as quickly and safely as possible.

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"Emergency trimming" occurs any time that DP&L must perform unplanned work to clear trees or vegetation in order to make repairs to equipment or restore power to customers.

What to Know

  • When unplanned tree trimming is necessary during a storm or emergency restoration, we do not clean up the debris.
  • Our crews must work quickly to restore power to all of our customers. Our crews may need to cut broken or uprooted trees so DP&L can make repairs to our lines.
  • Brush and wood are left at the property so that we can proceed with our restoration work.
  • In these emergency situations, your community's public works department, private trash collectors or a professional tree removal service can lend assistance and advice regarding cleanup and disposal of brush and debris.

Put Safety First

After a storm, if you have downed trees or branches on your property, it’s critical to check for downed power lines before beginning clean up work. If you see a downed line, assume it is energized and call 877-4OUTAGE or report it online. Keep kids and pets away until crews can make the area safe. Read More ›

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