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Low flying helicopters to inspect Eversource power lines

Eversource is conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment in Connecticut using a helicopter with special heat-sensing imaging equipment. The overhead inspections allow the energy company to cover vast distances while capturing images not visible to the naked eye.


These images identify potential problems with electric lines and related equipment, so the company can make any necessary repairs or upgrades before possible reliability issues arise.


Weather-permitting, these aerial inspections will start today and continue through August 17th, 8am to 4pm.  The blue and silver Bell helicopter has a registration number N1431W.  Inspections will be done in Bethel, Bethlehem, Brookfield, Danbury, Monroe, New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Thomaston, Washington, Watertown, Wilton, and Woodbury.

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Todd Schnitt

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