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Hovering Copters Signal Routine Utility Inspections

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Helicopters hovering over power lines next week are likely inspecting for damage and not a security threat.

Dave Eskelson, spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power, says their line inspections will happen across Wyoming next Tuesday through Thursday, weather permitting. Helicopters may be seen flying very low and hovering around power lines in a number of locations around the north and central parts of the state. Eskelsen says don’t worry.

“Particularly these days where people are concerned about the activities of all kinds of aircraft. The authorities know what we’re doing in advance so no one’s taken by surprise.”

Eskelson says they do their routine inspections with helicopters, because its fast and efficient.

“One of the things that I think is unique about our system is that we do have quite a few line miles in very remote areas. So aerial surveys are a very good way for us to do this. We save a lot of time and a lot of money.”

Again, those helicopter inspections by Rocky Mountain Power are scheduled for next week, Oct. 25th to 27th , weather permitting.



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