PG&E Says, ‘It’s Cool, Bro; Don’t Worry”

PGE Photo of helicopter with poles

PG&E helicopter carrying poles earlier this summer. Many of the inspections this week will be by plane not helicopter. [Photo from PG&E]

Press release from PG&E:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will conduct routine aerial patrols today to inspect gas transmission lines for potential threats & future maintenance in rural and remote areas in parts of Humboldt County.

A plane will fly at approximately 5000 feet, depending on the area and if livestock are present. PG&E patrols remote gas lines, which are often located in rural areas, by airplane as part of its continuing effort to ensure safety and reliability of its gas system. If issues are identified, it’s possible the plane may need to fly at a lower altitude for additional inspections.

PG&E will patrol by air from about 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, weather permitting. The general areas to be patrolled include Eureka, Fortuna, Arcata and surrounding areas.

This is part of routine patrolling that occurs twice a month.

PG&E owns the aircraft to fly the PG&E inspectors.

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