BRIDGEWATER, NJ - John Anderson, representative with JCP&L, said the company is going to be performing some inspections over the next few weeks of the wood poles in Bridgewater.
Anderson said residents may see people around the utility poles, digging around the bases and doing other checks out of the Chambers Brook substation.
In addition, Anderson said, they will have helicopters hovering over power lines and inspecting for any problems.
According to a post on the township’s website, Haverfield Co will be conducting these Spring Transmission Aerial Patrols, which began Monday and will take about two weeks to complete.
The helicopter will be flying slowly, at between 20 and 30 miles per hour, along the lines, and may hover in for a closer inspection.
The helicopter is a black MD500 with red letters and the registration number N8330P on the tail.
The pilot will be in constant communication with local airports when they are in their airspace.
For more information, contact JCP&L’s customer service at 1-800-662-3115.