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PG&E power line workers suspended from helicopter

The helicopter reported hovering over Dog Barr Road in southern Grass Valley Wednesday was part of a contracted crew doing power line maintenance for Pacific Gas and Electric.

The line work was described as proactive transmission line work in extreme-fire hazard areas by PG&E spokesperson Brandi Ehlers.

The project, which involves suspending a worker from a helicopter, has been contracted to a third party with PG&E inspectors working along side, Ehlers said.

The lines originate out of Rio Oso, which straddles Yuba and Placer counties near Hicks Road, east of Pleasant Grove Road, Ehlers said. The lines lead to the Drum Powerhouse, a hydroelectric facility in Colfax.

Work on the lines is expected to continue until next month, Ehlers said.

To contact Staff Writer Christopher Rosacker, email or call (530) 477-4236.

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The Union Updated Jan 4, 2013 10:44AM Published Dec 27, 2012 10:06AM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.