FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- If you hear the sound of a whirlybird flying overhead in your Fairfield County town, it's probably not a bird but a helicopter.
Eversource will begin their aerial inspections Thursday of vegetation growing near its high-voltage electric lines in Connecticut.
Weather permitting, they will continue through next week, ending on March 31.
Flights will take place from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., in the following towns: Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, and Wilton.
The inspections involve the use of a helicopter flying low over Eversource’s transmission line corridors to check for any encroachment from trees or other vegetation.
The work is 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."
Inspections will be done in other towns across the state in the next week as well.
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