Please Make Room for Mountain View Electric Association’s Roadside Crews
Let’s work together to keep everyone safe
August 31, 2017, Falcon, CO – When powerlines need repair or the power goes out, so do Mountain View Electric Association, Inc.’s line crews. Lineworkers are the first to respond after an outage occurs, and they work tirelessly to restore power to the communities we serve.
If you’re traveling and see one of our crews on the side of the road, we kindly ask that you move over, if possible, and give them a little extra space to work. We deeply care about the safety of all, and this extra precaution ensures just that.
If you approach a crew while traveling on a two-lane road, moving over to the next lane might not be an option. In this case, we simply ask that you slow down when approaching roadside crews. If you approach a crew while traveling on a four-lane road, and safety and traffic conditions allow, we ask that you move over into the far lane.
Utility crews aren’t the only ones who could use the extra space. Emergency responders, such as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, often find themselves responding to emergency situations near busy roadways. We ask that you follow the same procedures mentioned above to help keep these crews safe.
There’s plenty of room for all. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe on our local roadways.
About Mountain View Electric Association (MVEA)
Mountain View Electric Association (MVEA), incorporated in 1941, is a not-for-profit member owned electric cooperative providing member-first electric service to over 43,000 members in a 5,000 square mile territory with over 52,000 meters and 6,000 miles of energized lines. MVEA’s headquarters is in Limon, Colorado, with an operations center located in Falcon, just east of Colorado Springs. For additional information about MVEA and the electric cooperative difference visit www.mvea.coop.