Eversource to use helicopter to inspect high voltage power lines

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BERLIN — Eversource will be using a helicopter to inspect vegetation along its high voltage power lines over the coming weeks.

The company said the helicopter, with the tail registration N1431W, will be flying if weather permits between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. from March 30  to April 8. No flights are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday.

The company says the survey will help them increase reliability of the power grid and cover more than 800 miles of power lines.

The flights will cover power lines in the Andover, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bozrah, Branford, Bristol, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Canton, Chaplin, Cheshire, Chester, Columbia, Coventry, Danbury, Darien, Deep River, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Haven, East Lyme, East Windsor, Ellington, Essex, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Harwinton, Hebron, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Litchfield, Lyme, Manchester, Mansfield, Meriden, Middlebury, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montville, Naugatuck, New Hartford, New Milford, Newington, Newtown, North Branford, North Stonington, Norwalk, Old Saybrook, Orange, Oxford, Plymouth, Pomfret, Portland, Putnam, Redding, Ridgefield, Rocky Hill, Roxbury, Salisbury, Shelton, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stamford, Suffield, Thomaston, Thompson, Wallingford, Washington, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, Westport, Wethersfield, Wilton, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk, Stamford, and Westport.