Eversource to inspect transmission lines by helicopter

If you see a blue and silver helicopter circling low over electrical lines in the coming week, it's nothing ominous.

Eversource will be conducting semi-annual aerial inspections of its transmission lines through Nov. 21. Weather permitting, the flights will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning this week, the utility said Thursday in a news release. Crews will be checking for potential problems such as overgrown vegetation and equipment issues.

The inspections of utility rights of way will be conducted in several towns throughout Connecticut, including the following in the southeastern corner of the state: Bozrah, East Haddam, East Lyme, Essex, Franklin, Haddam, Ledyard, Lyme, Montville, North Stonington and Waterford.

The inspections are "an important part of the company's ongoing commitment to providing reliable electric service," the release said.

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