|Vegetal control (Hydro-Québec) – Transport line|
|In 2021, Hydro-Québec will intervene on incompatible vegetation in the rights-of-way of their transmission lines which runs through many municipalities, including the one that crosses Montée Poirier in Saint-Lazare (see image).
The right-of-way maintenance is designed to remove vegetation that is incompatible with network operations to reduce the risk of power outages and allow safe and timely access to the facilities.
The work will be carried out by Force D Inc.
For more information, visit the Hydro-Québec website.
The map is available here.
|Vegetal control (Hydro-Québec)|
|Regurlarly, Hydro-Québec controls vegetation in the Saint-Lazare area in order to reduce the vulnerability of the power distribution system and ensure public safety. The work consists in pruning and felling trees near power lines. Hydro-Québec generally mandates a company to carry out this work.
In the event that trees are outside Hydro-Québec’s right-of-way, and therefore on private property, private landowners affected by this work are notified in advance. Private owners should expect the presence of manual logging equipment and fellers during this type of work. Regular maintenance is usually done on the rear portion of lots that does not require permission.
Cut debris will be left scattered on the ground and outside waterway zones and roads. Trunks and branches (with the larger diameter) will be cut, about 4’ (1.2m) long or about 8’ (2.4m) long, and stacked at the site of the work.
If the work is carried out on public land, the wood remains the property of the city. The City reclaims the wood in its landscaping arrangements.
To find out when the clearing of medium-voltage lines will take place in your area using your postal code/street name, view Hydro-Québec's map.
Citizens wishing to obtain information on vegetation control work are invited to contact Hydro-Québec directly by calling 1-877-653-1139 or by visiting their website (in French).
For questions about the maintenance of power lines, residents are invited to visit the Hydro-Québec website here.