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Friday, 16 May 2014 11:11

Helicopters in Lower Peninsula part of line checks

(AREA) -- Low-flying helicopters are expected to be seen throughout the southeastern portion of the state starting next week as part of a power line inspection effort. The May 22 to May 30 flyovers are for ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Co. They're looking for damage, wear or other potential problems. The semi-annual aerial inspections of high-voltage transmission towers and lines are part of regular procedures. Flights take place weather-permitting in all or parts of Ingham, Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Washtenaw, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Wayne and Monroe counties. The flights began this week in western Michigan and will cover nearly all of the Lower Peninsula, concluding in northern Michigan around June 20.