Don't be alarmed if you see helicopters flying overhead this week. - From Bridgeport, CT Patch
“The helicopter inspections of our transmission lines are a crucial and effective part of our commitment to reducing the frequency and duration of power outages,” said Steve Driscoll, Vice President of Operation Services.
“Well over a million customers in Connecticut depend on us for their electric service and that’s why we’re always working proactively to keep the system operating safely and reliably.” The aerial inspections begin March 23 and, weather permitting, will continue through next week, ending on March 31.
Flights will take place from 7 a.m.
until 4 p.m., covering the following Connecticut cities and towns: Andover, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bozrah, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Canaan, Canterbury, Canton, Chaplin, Cheshire, Columbia, Coventry, Danbury, Darien, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Lyme, East Windsor, Ellington, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Haddam, Hampton, Hartford, Hebron, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Mansfield, Meriden, Middlebury, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Montville, New Britain, New London, New Milford, Newington, Newtown, North Stonington, Norwalk, Norwich, Oxford, Plainfield, Pomfret, Portland.
Preston, Putnam, Redding, Ridgefield, Rocky Hill, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stamford, Suffield, Thompson, Wallingford, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, Weston, Wethersfield, Wilton, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, Woodbury.