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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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HEMC Right Of Way Clearing Shows Benefits During Storms


(Clarkesville)- Habersham EMC initiated a ground-to-sky right of way reclamation project in 2018, which means a 30 foot right of way for primary lines will be clear from the ground to the sky. In addition, service lines that run to individual homes or businesses will be trimmed back to remove limbs near the service lines.

According to a news release from the cooperative, approximately 300 miles of right of way, 20% of HEMC’s system, was completed during the first year of this five-year project.

The news release states;  Winter Storm Diego that blasted northeast Georgia in December resulted in 10,391 HEMC members experiencing outages. Of those members impacted, 98% (10,143 members) were located on circuits where ground-to-sky has not been implemented yet.

Brad Hicks, HEMC President/CEO said,  “We were very encouraged by the results of the ground-to-sky initiative, the outcome is evidence that ground-to-sky provides the safest results for the public and working conditions for our linemen while reducing outage impacts. It will take five years to completely implement ground-to-sky as the system-wide standard, but it will greatly benefit safety and reliability for members and employees.”

HEMC will continue to reclaim right of way in 2019.  

Areas to be affected by the Right of Way Initiative (by substation and in chronological order): 2018

Clarkesville Primary: – Complete

Blacksnake Road
Hardwood Drive
Cody Road
Hazel Creek Road
Highway 197 South

Cornelia: – Underway

Chase Road
J. Warren Road
Old Cleveland Highway
Old Athens Highway
Pea Ridge Road
VFW Loop Road
Cannon Bridge Road/Highway 105

Leaf: – Underway

Highway 254/Mossy Creek Road
Will Hambrick Road
Sam Craven Road
Bill Presley Road
Will Lothridge Road

Stringer: – Underway

Hub Head Road
Britt Gailey Road
Staton Road
Campground Road
Holly Springs Road
Skitts Mountain Road
Highway 52/Lula Road
Belton Bridge Road

Baldwin: – Complete

Duncan Bridge Road
Hwy. 365
B.C. Grant Road
Charlie Davis Road
Mud Creek Road
Wilbanks Road
Level Grove Road
Old Cleveland Road
J. Warren Road
Airport Road
Industrial Boulevard

Alto: – Underway

Mud Creek Road
Crane Mill Road
Pea Ridge Road
Payne Norton
Garrison Road
Alto-Mud Creek Road
Creasy Patch Road
Mount Zion Road
Bill Wilson Road
Pea Ridge Road
Tribble Gap Road



Stringer Road
Brown Road
King Street
Hulsey Road
Clermont Hwy. (Hwy. 283)
Ransom Free Road
Lee Lane
Mountain Meadow Drive
Campground Road
Joe Turner Road
Hwy. 254
Skitts Mountain Road
Arrowwood Road
Westmoreland Road
Tom Teague Road
Hwy. 129
Shadow Mountain Road
Shoal Creek Road (Hwy. 284)
Wauka Mountain Trace
Keith Road
Coyote Creek Road
Copperhead Road
Arthur Seabolt Road
Sapphire Drive
Redd Road
Rodney Nix Road
Doug Nix Road
Gilstrap Road
Hwy. 115 West
Kanady Road

Sandy Flats

Aurum Hill Road
Abb Helton Road
Kelly Road
Crabapple Lane
Hooper Road
Eli Knob Road
Grindle Bridge Road
Roy Grindle Road
River Mist Road
Frogtown Road
Town Creek Church Road
Soapstone Road
Damascus Church Road
Lewis School Road
Fireside Ridge Drive
Trail’s End Road
John Crow Road
Paradise Valley Road
Singing Tree Lane
Elm Road
Robinson Road
Adair Mill Road
Stancil Road
Deer Woods Trail
Spotted Fawn Lane
Moorewood Trail
Whiskey Still Road
Town Creek Road
Gold Nuggett Lane
Charlie Thomas Road
Patsy Drive
Allison’s Honey Lane
Gene Nix Road
Santa Pera Drive
Hunt Cliff Ridge
Asbury Mill Road
Laura Davis Drive
Oak Knoll Drive
Thomas Road
Alex Stringer Road
Peaceful Valley Drive
Phillips Drive
Valhalla Drive
Waterfall Drive
Glen Ridge Drive
Claystone Walk
Old Deer Path Way
Discover Way
Simmaron Road
Spencer Road
Arnold Drive
Crestview Drive
Brown Road
Pebble Lane
Ed Lewis Road
Starfire Lane
Elza Drive
Sunkist Drive
Ellis Mountain Road


Hwy. 129
Westmoreland Road
Collins Road
Cherrywood Trail
Autumn Wood Way
Bobby’s Drive
Partin Road
Briarwood Drive
Tommy Cowart Road
Davis Drive
Truelove Road
Putnam Road
Garrison Drive
Dogwood Lane
Lanier Chambers Road
Post Road
Stover Road
Dorsey Brothers Road
Eagle Rock Road
Songbird Drive
Calvary Church Road
Mount Scenic Drive
Wooten Road
Tri Star Road
Smokey Mountain Road
Noel Ayers Road
Trumpet Vine Drive
Danford Drive
Happy Hollow
Rocket Drive
Shagbark Drive
Sapphire Drive
Shoal Creek Road
Canubac Road
Kanady Road


Hwy. 115
Staton Road
Asbury Mill Road
Wildwood Acres
Turner Ridge
Holman Drive
Tom Hunt Road
Coleman Drive
Fortner Lane
Albert Reid Road
Allison Drive
Hwy. 129 North
High Meadows
Tolhurst Road
Paradise Valley Road
Adair Mill Road
Logan’s Ridge
Mt. Pleasant Church Road
Indian Springs Road
Mill Creek Trail
Mill Trace Road
Eden Circle
Ascension Trail
Seagraves Road
Stanley Nix Road
Henderson Road
Herman Winkler Road
Camp Coleman
Johns Drive
Robert Jarrard Road
Harkins Road
Valley View Drive
Ridge Walker Drive
Kellum Valley Road
Tollgate Road
Foothills Drive
Sutton Road
Wild Horse Cove Circle
Wild Horse Cove
Bear Ridge Road

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