LPEA to conduct power pole inspections

To help ensure safety and reliability of electricity transmission, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will conduct power pole inspections in various areas of Archuleta and La Plata counties beginning in mid-May, and continue through the summer until complete.

Sundance Power Pole Inspections has been contracted by LPEA to inspect poles in the following areas in Archuleta County: County Road 600 to Williams Creek; County Road 633 to Forest Service Road 635; and Pagosa Peak Estates.

Inspections, which involve hand digging beside each pole, boring two test holes in the pole and performing a complete visual inspection of poles and associated lines and hardware, may require access through backyards and fenced areas. Every effort will be made to avoid inconveniencing property owners.

LPEA customers with questions or concerns are urged to call Roland Pack, 382-7183, or Ben Cordova, 382-3534.