Sunday, November 20, 2016

Helicopters back for another look at power lines

POWER company TasNetworks is having another good look at power lines at New Norfolk. The government-owned business last used helicopters to inspect electricity transmission lines around the town in January 2015 and they have returned this week.

TasNetworks recently announced it would be carrying out aerial inspections of its infrastructure around the state until mid-February 2017. These inspections will assist TasNetworks in identifying any problems or defects that could affect reliability to the region.

"Local residents may see the helicopter moving relatively slowly and at low levels while it is inspecting the lines," a spokesman said. "Our aim is for this work to be carried out as quickly as possible to avoid disruption to those in the local community. All reasonable measures will be taken to minimise disturbances to residential areas and livestock."

Local areas being inspected include New Norfolk, Strathgordon, Gretna, Hamilton, Ouse, Tarraleah, Great Lakes, Waddamana, Bothwell, Bridgewater and Collinsvale.

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