HAGERSTOWN - The City of Hagerstown is taking steps to reduce the chances of a repeat of the power problems it had following a recent ice storm.
Some trees fell on power lines in the city during the Dec. 11 storm, causing power outages.
The city is going to pay a contractor to trim trees and, in some cases, remove trees entirely, that are in the public right-of-way in the Carroll Heights neighborhood, city Light Manager Michael Spiker said.
Other trees on private land also will be removed with the homeowners' consent, he said.
The Carroll Heights neighborhood, near North Hagerstown High School, had the most problems with trees during the last storm and, as a result, the longest power outages, Spiker said.