Right-of-Way Spraying Helps Reduce Outages

Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s Integrated Vegetation Management Program is scheduled to get underway in mid-June and run through September, according to Brad Rhea, VEC’s Right-of-Way Superintendent.

Rhea said herbicide spraying is necessary to help prevent extended power outages by removing incompatible species that threaten electric service and to assist with quick power restorations by improving access for service crews.

“We spray when growth is most active,” Rhea said. “We only use EPA-approved herbicides that are rated the safest and we use them in low concentrations.”

The herbicides VEC will be using are very safe and are environmentally friendly. They are non-restricted herbicides that any homeowner can purchase and apply to their property without a license. VEC does not use any form of Glyphosate (Roundup™). Copies of the Material Safety Data Sheets for each herbicide are available at VEC customer service centers.

Rhea said the technique used is selective, low volume and low concentration, backpack spraying to prevent drift. All herbicides are applied by trained applicators in accordance with the product labels as well as state and federal laws.  Customers with questions should contact Brad Rhea at 931-248-1884.

2020 Schedule for Right of Way Spraying

Crab Orchard

Chestnut Hill Rd from Crab Orchard to Oakes Rd, Crab Orchard City Limits, Renegade Mtn, Hwy 70 east toward Ozone, Grievers Chapel, Ozone Rd, Fall Creek Rd, Peavine Rd from substation towards Hebbertsburg, Hebbertsburg Rd, Orlie Young Rd, Hedgecoth Rd, Smith Mtn Rd, Hamby Rd, Brock Ln,

Fairfield Community

Snead Dr, Lakeshire Dr, Anglewood Dr, Lakeview Dr, Trafalgar Dr, Shore Ln, Lakewood Dr, Jasper Dr, Ivybrook Ln, Highgate Dr, Glenwood Dr, Norcross Dr, Oxford cir, Kingsdown Dr, Britton Ln, Meadowview Dr, Tuttle Ln, Wilshire Heights Dr, Peavine Rd, Woodlands Cir, Canterbury Dr, St George Dr, Devon Rd, Delbridge Ln, Dovenshire Dr, Fairview Rd, Crestview Loop, Brown Creek Dr, Dartmoore Dr, Drew Howard Rd, Runnymeade, Rugby Rd, Hampshire Ln, Avon Ln


Hayes St, Cleveland St, W Adams St, Justice St, Dorton Rd, Old Mail Rd, Prentice St, Storie Ave, Stanley St, Spier Way, Myrtle Ave, Fourth St, Tulip dr, Canary Dr, Palmetto Dr, Cumberland Dr, Hwy 70 East, Rockwood Ave, Ivy Ave, Braun St, Webb Ave, Stanley St, Lee June St, Neecham St, Yvonne Ave, Lawson Dr, Crossville City Limits


Clarkrange Hwy, Muddy Pond Area, Old Walton rd, Callahan Rd, E Peter Ave, Farley Ave, Hanging Limb Hwy, Anderson Rd, Buckner Rd, Lake Hill rd, Norrod Ln, Obey City Ln, Cliff Springs Muddy Pond Rd, Union B Rd, Low Gap Ln, Ridge Ln, Armstrong Ln, Coal Ln, Murphy Ln, East Fork Ln, Key Hollow Rd, Honey Springs Rd,

Wilder Grimsley Community

Wilder Rd, Robs Rd, Pioneer Rd, Colony rd, Pilgram Dr, Long Point Rd, Sandy Shortcut Rd, Sandy Rd, Savage Boles Rd, Parkstown Rd, Veterans Lookout, Panther Falls Rd, East Obey Ln, Big Piney Loop, Vines Ridge Rd, Big Laurel Rd, Cravenstown Rd, Cooktown Rd, Muddy Lane rd, Mangled Vine Trl, Lilly Ln, Bearknob Rd,


North York Hwy, Flat Rock Rd, Squirrel Flats, Panther Branch, Charlie Doss, Livingston Hwy, Old Copley Rd, Campbell Rd, Buck Hollow, Buzzard Roost, Upper Crab, Double Top, Old Stevens Rd, Riverton Rd, King Mtn Rd, New Hope Church Rd, Conaster Hollow Rd, Fairgrounds Rd, Gouldstown Rd, Flat Spur, Holden Hollow Rd, Yellow Cliff, Rotten Fork, Delk Creek, Reed Creek Rd, Shellotte Loop Rd, Wes Goodwin Rd

Ten Mile

10 Mile Valley Rd, County Rd 312, N Nopone Valley Rd, County Roads 218, 188, 193, 192, Sewee Creek Rd, Jordon Rd, Clearwater Rd, Old St Hwy 68, Butler Rd, Kyler Rd, McHone Ln,


Overland Dr, County Roads 375, 393, 422, 420, 362, 364, 372, 373, 361, 364, 362, 405, 307, 360, 350, 357, 358, 359, 383, 252, 251, 201, 196, 197, 172, 173, 249, 253, 208, 213, 207, Mt Harmony Rd


Rocky Mount Rd, Hwy 30 W County Roads 110, 111, 112, 113, 89, 106, 105, 99, 96, 60, 82, 52, 58, 53, 69, 61, 125, 168, 127, 121, 130, 139, 114, 126, 122, 123, 169, 128, 129, 131


Hwy 39 W, Hwy 11 S County Roads 79, 80, 76, 77, 78, 70, 94, 91, 93, 81, 50, 701, 720, 725, 715, 683, 727, 726, 700, 751, 740, 728, 739, 758, 755, 754

Spring City

Hwy 27, Kings Hill Rd, Kemmer Rd, Hinch St, Toestring Valley Rd, Broyles Smith Ln, Vanns Creek Rd, Holiday Point Dr, Rhea Springs Rd, Ruth Rd, Muddy Creek Rd, Mars Hill Rd, Haskel Ln, Payne Ln, Piney Point Rd, Buzzard Roost Rd, Cypress Dr, Ware Farms Rd, Spruce Dr, Maple Dr, Osage Ct, William Dr, Bill Miller Rd, Jim Grasham Rd, Hwy 68 to Coal Creek Dr, Possum Trot Rd, Highlander Rd, Jonas Holloway Ln, Big Neck Rd, Neck Rd, Doc Loy Rd, Sherry Ln, Walt Reed Rd, Fire Tower Rd, Hemlock Dr, Burdette Rd, Tower Rd, Jewett Rd, Jolley Rd, Garrison Rd, Happy Top Rd, Sabo Rd, New Lake Rd, Moon Ln, Wolf Creek Rd, Old Rhea Springs Rd, McCabe Rd, Doc Smith Rd, Pittman Ln, Torbett Rd, Irvine Ln, Wilder Rd, Lake Forest Dr, Sunset Dr, Hidden Ln, Harbor Dr, Basil Fugate Rd, Sable Rd, Old Stage Rd, Dividing Ridge Rd, Harrison Rd, Texas Grove Rd, Tom Garrison Rd, Walter Smith Rd, Pleasant Rd, Tyler Rd, Lee Henderson Rd, Old Dixie Hwy, Smith Bend Rd, Breedenton Ferry Rd, John Ross Rd, Thea Fugate Rd, Crosby Rd, New Lake Rd, Broyles Rd, Tennessee St, Kennedy St, Hillcrest Dr, Mahogany Rd, Scenic Hill Dr, Lakeshire Dr, Laurel Dr, Marshall Dr, Sycamore Rd, Rhea Dr, Watts Bar Dr, Lakeview Dr, Lake Hills Ln, Lake Hill Cir, Adams St, Ellis St, Front St, Clinton St, Spring City city limits, Ideal Valley Rd, Price Rd, Cemetery Rd, Macedonia Rd, Cawood Rd, Euchee Chapel Rd, Cunningham Rd, Red Cloud Trl, Sunset Hills, Clearwater Dr, Groover Rd, Lake Front Dr, Trewitt Rd, Tonya Dr, Dixie Lee Hwy, Roddy Rd, Shut in Gap, Lowes Gap, East Ridge Rd, Overlook Trl, Hubb Swafford Rd, Hollaway Ridge Rd, East Log Rd, West Log Rd, Roberts Ln, Luminary Mtn area


McDonald Rd, Brock Ln, Old Alabama Rd, Pine Hill Rd, Parks Rd, Teague Rd, Baker Rd, Tunnel Hill Rd, Powell Rd, Bullington Rd, Old Chattanooga Pike, Blue Springs Church Rd, Lead Mine Valley Rd, Lead Mine Rd, Waddell Rd, Cook Rd, Blue Springs Rd, Brook Bryson Rd, Hickory Top Rd, Varner Dr, Johnston Rd, Miller Rd, Scott Ln, Bancroft Rd, Old Bancroft Rd, Corinth Church Rd, Kirkpatrick Rd, Baugh Spring Rd, Banther Rd, Firetower Rd, Owl Hollow Rd, Old Harrison Rd, Mountain Rd, Roark Ln, Spring Branch Rd, Brymer Creek Rd, Pleasant Grove Rd, Erin Ln, Landfill Rd


Hwy 411, Voyles Dr, Sloans Gap Rd, Kirksey Dr, Curbow Bridge Rd, Wheeler Rd, Frazier Rd, Jones Rd, Beach Springs Rd, Jot Rd, Old Federal Rd, Ed Kirksey Rd, Dunn Rd, Swan Rd, Davis Curbow Rd, Rymer Rd, Stafford Rd, Mountain Dr, Pine Dr, Old Fort Rd, Brackett Rd, Bill Miller Rd, Frey Rd, Horns Creek Rd, Massa Rd, Sand Mountain Rd, Brewer Rd, Ladd Springs Rd, Bill Howard Rd, Cook Ln, Waters Rd, Browder Rd, Samples Chapel Rd, Hoyt Browder Rd, Boanerges Church Rd, Easly Ford Rd, Liberty Church Rd, Gann Rd, Sima Branch Rd, Ball Play Rd, Kirby Ln, Ocoee Cir, Reynolds Bridge Rd, Hilldabrand Rd, Crews Dr, Bishop Rd, Rivers Edge Ln, River Heights Dr, Mt View Dr, Welcome Valley Rd, Roblyer Rd, Hwy 64, Longley Rd, Stump St, Shilos Church Rd, Adams Rd, Dixson Rd, River Bend Dr, Copeland Rd, Blackberry Ln, Porter Rd, Horns Ford Rd, Casson Rd, Hidden Hills Rd, Cookson Rd, Sugarloaf Dr, YMCA Dr, Bullens Rd, Benton Station Rd, York Rd, Theres Ln, Old Chestuee Rd, Goldston Rd, Shipman Ln, Benton Pike, Lightfoot Rd, CarsonRd


Hwy 411, Oak Grove Rd, Quarry Rd, Pope Rd, Horton Bridge Rd, George Bates Rd, Mountain View Rd, Harrison Mill Rd, Paris Branch Rd, Crystal Geyeser Dr, Timber Hills Dr