A recent storm produced some freezing rain which caused ice buildup on tree limbs. And many of those limbs couldn't hold up under the added weight. And when they fell some of them pulled the electric lines down with them leaving many Midland, Texas, residents without electricity.
So it's refreshing to see tree trimming contractors remove limbs from vulnerable places. And it's on a Saturday! We, as electric utility customers will bear the cost, of course. But it's money well spent.