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Low flying helicopters

National Grid will launch an aerial inspection of all high-voltage power lines beginning Monday, June 8, 2015 and lasting through mid-August. Using continuous infra-red imaging, the Aerial Inspection Program will cover all transmission lines across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont. Safety will be the #1 priority in all areas of this work. National Grid’s certified contractor, JBI Helicopters of New Hampshire, will perform the aerial inspection using its fleet of Bell Jet-Ranger helicopters. Jet-Ranger helicopters are primarily painted blue and yellow with occasional yellow or red striping. If you have any questions regarding the Aerial Inspection Program, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-322-3223 <tel:1-800-322-3223> or your National Grid Community & Customer Manager.