Beautiful, yes, but R.I.’s trees may need a little bit of pruning

WINTER WONDERLAND? Tree-lined streets, such as Hopkins Hill Road in Coventry, look lovely with a cover of snow, but they can turn ugly when branches fall on overhead lines and interrupt power to homes and ­businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/
ROB BORKOWSKI
WINTER WONDERLAND? Tree-lined streets, such as Hopkins Hill Road in Coventry, look lovely with a cover of snow, but they can turn ugly when branches fall on overhead lines and interrupt power to homes and ­businesses. / PBN PHOTO/
ROB BORKOWSKI
Winter storms present a significant challenge for utilities, especially National Grid PLC here in southern New England. Keeping the power on is a difficult problem, and there were significant and extended power outages after one of the recent nor’easters to pummel Rhode Island and the rest of southern New England. Still, at least from a…

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