Toledo Edison will begin helicopter flights over Sylvania Township beginning July 27 or July 28, weather permitting.
The flights are routine patrols to check the condition of conductors, hardware, and the overall structure of the company’s transmission lines.
Meg Adams, a spokeswoman for the utility, said the survey will continue for two to three weeks, noting that the schedule for the operation is weather dependent.
The project will be concentrated on the transmission lines in Sylvania Township along the Ohio-Michigan border. She also noted that on occasion it is likely the helicopter will hover for a time if the observer needs a closer look at something.
Ms. Adams said the flights can cause curiosity and sometimes a concern for some members of the public so the utility issues an alert prior to the patrol.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Posted: July 29, 2020
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