National Grid reminds off-road drivers that utility corridors are off limits

National Grid reminds off-road drivers that utility corridors are off limits

PROVIDENCE - National Grid wants to remind off-road drivers that utility rights-of-way are private property where unauthorized dumping and trespass by motorized vehicles is unlawful.

These rights-of-way are a critical part of the company's electric and gas network, said officials of the power company. Limiting activities within the

corridors will protect the public, avoid damage to company facilities and support the reliability of electric and gas service. In addition, limiting activities reduces inconvenience and disturbances to rights-of-way neighbors.

National Grid maintains access roads to and along rights-of-way to maintain and repair existing facilities and for the construction of new facilities. These access roads are for use by authorized personnel only and should not be used without the permission of National Grid.

"National Grid's number one priority is to ensure the safety of our customers, employees, and the communities we serve," said Timothy F. Horan, president of National Grid in Rhode Island.

For more information, visit www.nationalgridus.com.