With all the other destruction from H. Florence constantly in the news why must the citizens also lose power? While traveling round Europe many years ago I was struck by the fact that there seemed to be very few poles and power lines visible above ground. I was told that they were almost always buried. Is this true? The aesthetic difference is stunning.
Of course the initial cost of burying is higher than to put it all up on poles but isn’t the cost of lost revenue, constantly replacing poles, lines, trimming trees and paying for lawsuits over fires started by downed lines ultimately higher? Why can’t we do this? Just seems as if it would be well worth the extra initial cost.