High wire act

Workers with utility contractor Michels Power make repairs Friday, March 9, 2018, on a 200-foot-tall electrical transmission tower that suspends power lines across the Connecticut River from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme. Two 23,000-volt power lines broke free from the towers, which are 2,600 feet apart, during the recent nor'easter. The crews began working Thursday, worked into the night and began again at daybreak, expecting to finish Friday. Eversource said it believes that snow accumulating on balls that are suspended on the wires to make them visible to aircraft, along with high winds, broke the wires. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Workers with utility contractor Michels Power make repairs Friday, March 9, 2018, on a 200-foot-tall electrical transmission tower that suspends power lines across the Connecticut River from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme. Two 23,000-volt power lines broke free from the towers, which are 2,600 feet apart, during the recent nor'easter. The crews began working Thursday, worked into the night and began again at daybreak, expecting to finish Friday. Eversource said it believes that snow accumulating on balls that are suspended on the wires to make them visible to aircraft, along with high winds, broke the wires. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Workers with utility contractor Michels Power make repairs Friday on a 200-foot-tall electrical transmission tower that suspends power lines across the Connecticut River from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme.

Two 23,000-volt power lines broke free from the towers, which are 2,600 feet apart, during the recent nor'easter. The crews began working Thursday, worked into the night and began again at daybreak, expecting to finish Friday.

Workers with utility contractor Michels Power make repairs Friday, March 9, 2018, on a 200-foot-tall electrical transmission tower that suspends power lines across the Connecticut River from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme. Two 23,000-volt power lines broke free from the towers, which are 2,600 feet apart, during the recent nor'easter. The crews began working Thursday, worked into the night and began again at daybreak, expecting to finish Friday. Eversource said it believes that snow accumulating on balls that are suspended on the wires to make them visible to aircraft, along with high winds, broke the wires. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Workers with utility contractor Michels Power make repairs Friday, March 9, 2018, on a 200-foot-tall electrical transmission tower that suspends power lines across the Connecticut River from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme. Two 23,000-volt power lines broke free from the towers, which are 2,600 feet apart, during the recent nor'easter. The crews began working Thursday, worked into the night and began again at daybreak, expecting to finish Friday. Eversource said it believes that snow accumulating on balls that are suspended on the wires to make them visible to aircraft, along with high winds, broke the wires. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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