Galloping lines can cause major issues with power lines and electrical equipment.
When wind and ice combine, power outages often follow. That’s because when ice freezes on a line, it forms a teardrop shape making the line aerodynamic and prone to galloping with the wind.
When that happens, the lines can slap into each other causing electricity to jump between two lines, damage equipment on the power pole or even weaken the pole itself.
Watch this video by Goswen Visual Marketing to learn how OPPD works to deal with the threat of galloping lines.
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