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Posted on: May 2, 2019

PG&E Helicopter Saw Work East of Willits - May 2019

Starting Monday, April 29, 2019 PG&E is flying a  helicopter saw along an electric transmission line that spans from the PG&E  substation in Potter Valley about 10 miles westward to the PG&E substation  in Willits. 

A helicopter saw, or heli-saw, is a series of circular saws  suspended from a high-performance helicopter used to trim the tops and sides of  trees near high voltage transmission lines. PG&E uses the heli-saw in remote  areas to maintain safe and reliable service to its customers. The transmission  line runs through remote areas of Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, and Willits.  Property owners of parcels along the line have been notified of the work via  letters that were mailed on April 11. On 4/29/19, a small helicopter  (four-passenger A Star) conducted an initial fly-over of the transmission lines  to review terrain, pruning areas, roads, creeks, and other general avoidance  areas. The heli-saw will fly 7 days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Work is  expected to be completed by next week but may take longer depending on the  weather.

If you have urgent questions or concerns contact Alison Talbott, PG&E  Government Relations - Humboldt, Mendocino Pacific Gas & Electric Company,  2555 Myrtle Avenue Eureka, CA 95501 Cell (707)  502-5769 Email alison.talbott@pge.com.

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