Following this weeks incident in Rosedale involving a seeder drill pulling down power lines.

After the tractor and drill had knocked out power, internet and land lines for multiple hours on Tuesday afternoon, a concern began floating around the community of Rosedale.

That the height of the new electrical wire installed after the incident, where a tractor towing a seeder trailer raked through the power lines above Highway 56 at Centre Street. The concern was that the power line is now lower then it was before.

"The height is to code," confirms Allen Gano, District Manager at Atco Electric. "And was prior to the incident."

Gano also explained that to often do farmers and rig operators meet issues with over head power lines.allenganoDistrict Manager of Atco Electric

"Farm equipment in particular is growing in height as of late. The power lines have been there for a long time," Gano continued. "We need to work with everyone and unfortunately we've had too many contacts each year with farm equipment."  

It would seem that there are simpler, more effective ways to travel within the Drumheller area that don't involve pulling down power lines.

Gano does have information he would like to pass on to anyone new to the agriculture business or current employees who may simply, not know.

"You can call us and we will help you figure out a route," concluded Gano. "We continue to work with our local dealers within that regard."

The number for Atco Selectric's High Load Moves is 1-855-277-1670.

Gano wants to stress that whenever anyone is moving these types of loads, to call the number provided and with no hesitation, Atco will help plan your trip, safely.

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