Judge: Duquesne Light can upgrade power lines over Longue Vue club land

Duquesne Light may proceed with work to upgrade power transmission lines that will cross over property owned by Longue Vue Country Club in Penn Hills, an Allegheny County judge decided.

Common Pleas Judge Christine A. Ward said Duquesne Light has the right to access its easements on Longue Vue property and perform the upgrades it deems necessary.

“Through testimony and evidence, Duquesne Light has demonstrated that Longue Vue, by preventing Duquesne Light from updating its electric transmission system, is creating a substantial risk that the electric system will overload, and that Duquesne Light customers will lose power,” Judge Ward wrote.

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