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.

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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:

  • N868JB White /Blue & Yellow Striping
  • N801JB Blue / Yellow
  • N803JB Blue / Yellow
  • N800JB Blue / Yellow
  • N64JB Blue / Yellow
  • N445JB Blue / Yellow
  • N219CT White /Blue & Red Striping 

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.

John Guilfoil is the Principal Owner of JGPR. Tweet @johnguilfoil or email him.

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