Low-flying helicopters are expected to be seen throughout the southeastern portion of the state this month as part of a power line inspection effort.
The Oct. 24-31 flyovers are for ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Co. They're looking for lightning damage, wear or other potential problems.
The semi-annual aerial inspections of high-voltage transmission towers and lines are part of regular procedures. Flights take place weather-permitting in all or parts of Ingham, Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Washtenaw, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Wayne and Monroe counties.
ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission are subsidiaries of Novi-based ITC Holdings Corp.
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