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Wrangell line truck loaned to Petersburg for tree trimming


Eric LeDuc/ Petersburg Pilot

PMP&L trims trees along the Sandy Beach right- of- way using Wrangells bucket truck.

Recently, the Petersburg and Wrangell boroughs helped one another with a 'handshake agreement' that sent Wrangell's bucket truck over to its neighboring municipality for about a week, Petersburg crews worked fast to make the most of their time, preparing to send the vehicle back on the Friday morning ferry.

"We're trimming over top of the power lines where the snow builds up and makes problems,'' said Petersburg Line Foreman Scott Newman. "We've got some of it done and still have a lot more to do. Some of the poles are really far off the road, and they're pretty hard to get done.''

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