Low flying helicopters may be spotted over the next few days in the Greater Danbury area. Due to the recent storms, Eversource Energy will be conducting aerial patrols of vegetation on all transmission lines in Connecticut between today and August 26th. The patrols will be conducted between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting.
Ridgefield Police said they do not have the specific date that the patrols will be done there, but will keep residents informed.
Typically Eversource conducts inspections twice a year. Utility officials say the overhead inspections of equipment, often located upwards of 100 feet in the air, help engineers detect potential problems in advance. That allows Eversource to schedule necessary maintenance and upgrades before reliability issues arise.