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Potomac Edison replaces, fixes 1,000 poles

Potomac Edison crews have replaced or repaired about 1,000 wooden utility poles so far this year, and the energy company expects to spend about $2.1 million this year inspecting more than 23,000 wood poles. The company has about 400,000 throughout its service areas in Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The poles are inspected on 10-year and 12-year cycles for signs of wear, infestation and damage.