Helicopter Crews Patrolling Power Lines in U.P. Through April
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Helicopter crews have been patrolling electric transmission lines in the U.P. this week looking for any for damage or other issues.
American Transmission Company says the helicopter crews are inspecting the entire transmission system by flying approximately 10 feet above the wires. The patrols are expected to be completed by the end of April, weather permitting.
ATC says they conduct helicopter patrols two or three times a year to detect potential problems that can be corrected to avoid unplanned power outages.
Aerial inspections allow crews to reach secluded or difficult-to-reach lines and identify potential problems.
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