Kanawha, Roane

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS – Manage vegetation


To maintain necessary clearances for safe and reliable electric service, Appalachian Power Company plans to manage vegetation along the Guthrie – Pocatalico portion of its 34 kilovolt distribution system in Kanawha and Roane Counties, WV.  On or about August 29th, 2022 a helicopter will begin trimming trees away from power lines.  A ground crew will follow to remove trimmings from streams, roads, and maintained areas.  In unmaintained or undeveloped areas cuttings will remain on site so as to minimize soil disturbance and to promote biodegradation.


Rights-of-way in this area involved in the program are:  Martins Branch Rd., Kelly’s Creek Rd., Froggs Creek Rd., Fishers Branch Rd. and Silas-Kanawha Two Mile along with Tap roads stemming each of these.


Representatives will attempt to personally contact resident property owners at least seven business days prior to working on their property.  Specifics regarding your property may be discussed at that time.  If you are a nonresident property owner and have questions regarding our right-of-way maintenance they may be directed to:



Appalachian Power Company

Forestry Department

PO Box 1986

Charleston WV, 25327-1986