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That is not a problem caused by ice and snow. That is a problem caused by running your network at the ragged edges of its capacity. Catenaries occasionally fall down, for a variety of reasons - that's just life. If your network is properly designed, you have plans and backup capacity to deal with that contingency.

Incidentally, ice on the catenaries does produce some rather spectacular light shows. Quite pretty, actually, though I doubt all those sparks do anything good for the transmission efficiency.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Dec 4th, 2010 at 05:25:39 PM EST

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