Right-of-Way Maintenance Safety

Brush and tree clearing operations are dangerous. 

Here are some tips to stay safe when you come across ROW reclearing crews:

Stay away from clearing machines. 

  • The machines are known to throw debris, which can cause serious injury and property damage.

Do not stop to watch the equipment.

Slow down and follow warning signs.

  • Signs may read “Brush Cutting Ahead” or “Tree Work Ahead.”

Do not enter work area of bucket trucks or aerial tree workers. 

  • Risk from falling branches can cause serious injury.

Trees conduct electricity. 

  • Do not touch trees that are in contact with power lines.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.

Cutting trees is dangerous. 

  • Every month, people are killed or suffer serious injury attempting to cut and prune trees; consider hiring a trained expert.