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Hearing Things? Relax, Those Are SCE Helicopters

A helicopter hovering in our hills usually indicates a rescue or fire. But, according to Paul Klein of Southern California Edison, for the next six weeks, most of that sky traffic can be attributed to the Tehatchapi Renewable Transmission Project, which, when completed, will deliver electricity from new wind farms in the Tehachapi area and other sources to SCE customers and the California transmission grid.

According to Klein, the helicopters are delivering wire and other supplies to existing towers. No new towers will be built in the Altadena/La Cañada Flintridge area.
Bob Musselman August 07, 2013 at 11:50 AM
I was watching the helos close-up on several transmission towers behind our house. Amazing bit of flying. But I could never be one of those guys they were dropping off and picking up from the cage or cross-arms. That was a bit scary even to watch.
Karin Bugge August 07, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Oh, so they were transporting people, as well. SCE media rep wasn't sure, and I couldn't tell because I watched the action far away, from the Sam Merrill. Don't suppose you have a picture, do you?

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