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Notice: National Grid to conduct aerial inspections of high-voltage power wires

National Grid will launch an aerial inspection of all high-voltage power lines beginning Monday, June 8, 2015 through mid-August, 2015. Using continuous infra-red imaging, the Aerial Inspection Program will cover all transmission lines across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont. Safety will be the #1 priority in all areas of this work.

Melrose is included in the inspection program.

National Grid’s certified contractor, JBI Helicopters of New Hampshire, will perform the aerial inspection using its fleet of Bell Jet-Ranger helicopters. Jet-Ranger helicopters are primarily painted blue and yellow with occasional yellow or red striping. Distinctive tail numbers may include:

If you have any questions regarding the Aerial Inspection Program, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-322-3223 or your National Grid Community & Customer Manager.