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Helicopter crews to view power lines

Helicopter crews began patrolling American Transmission Co. (ATC) electric transmission lines this week to look for damage, right-of-way encroachments and vegetation issues, according to company officials.

ATC contracted the services of Chemair Helicopters of Jefferson to patrol the transmission system, which covers portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois.

The patrols are expected to be completed by the end of April, weather permitting.

Crews will inspect the lines by flying approximately

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:42 PM

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