On the heels of last week’s blizzard, Eversource is surveying high-voltage power lines throughout Connecticut, checking for any damage done to the lines during the storm that may threaten electric reliability. A low flying helicopter is being used to also check for tree limbs or branches that may have broken in the high winds and be in a position to potentially damage a line and cause a power outage.
Weather permitting, flights are scheduled to take place between 8am and 4pm throughout the week. Utility rights of way in Bethel, Bethlehem, Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Weston, Wilton, and Woodbury will be inspected.
A blue and gray helicopter, Tail # N1431W along with a blue and white helicopter, Tail #N411DD will be used.