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811 is the national number to call before you dig!

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AEP - American Electric Power
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811 is the national number to call before you dig!

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Planting a tree in your yard can jeopardize your 811 before you dig! Visit: @AEPnews
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 8:00am
Did you know that a simple job like planting a tree in your yard can jeopardize your safety? Many energized power and utility lines are buried just a few feet under the ground. Digging, trenching or excavating without knowing where utility lines are buried could be costly ... and fatal. Before you dig, protect yourself and call 811 to have the area marked for utility lines.  Reference the attached factsheet to learn more.
ABOUT AEP - American Electric Power
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).