Rocky Mountain Power to inspect power lines in Central Wyoming starting today by helicopter

While inspecting power lines, a helicopter may hover near the line, as in this photo from Falcon Helicopter Utility Services in Colorado

(Casper, Wyo.) — Rocky Mountain Power will conduct routine power line inspections by helicopter in central and northern Wyoming, and into southern Montana beginning Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16, weather permitting.

Inspections will take place over Casper, Glenrock, Douglas, Glendo, Buffalo, Gillette, Sheridan, Cody, Worland, Thermopolis and Riverton in Wyoming, as well as Billings, Mont.

“Helicopter surveys of power lines are performed periodically,” said Jon Andersen, Rocky Mountain Power line patrolman. “The work may require the helicopter to hover near the lines. Residents can be assured this is a normal procedure, proper safety precautions are followed and there is no cause for concern.”

Crews will check lines and equipment for deterioration or damage in order to ensure safe and reliable electric service. The utility has obtained all necessary work clearances, and the Federal Aviation Administration has approved flight plans for the inspection.