A few years ago there was heavy snow and ice. When snow and ice forms along the lines between the pylons the weight of it brings the pylons down. Are we to have this visited upon us in the winter?
This from the Met Office. (We have to remember that we are in Scotland so we have more likelihood of this happening here.)
" Energy supply & Telecommunications.
Snow and ice accumulate on transmission cables, trees, masts and pylons,
especially when the temperature is close to freezing. The additional weight can
lead to sagging of cables and collapse of trees and masts. Collapse of pylons is
exceptional in the UK, but has occurred in other countries in these conditions.
Ice on electricity cables can affect transmission. The most frequent impacts are
from falling trees that pull down local transmission cables with them."
Other such dangers can be found in this report from Bill Bates Electrical Inspector of the Health and Safety Executive. Click here for this report
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