Transmission lines will be worked on through helicopters in Central New York until Nov. 15

Transmission lines will be worked on by the New York Power Authority via helicopters beginning Monday.

Counties impacted are Onondaga, Madison, and Oneida.

The work is being done on a 50-mile transmission line that runs through Clay, Cicero, Bridgeport, Chittenango, Canastota, Verona, Durhamville, Rome, Westmoreland, Whitestown, and Marcy.

The work is to provide fiber optic cable access to communities through the Communications Backbone Initiative, a $177 million dollar endeavor.

Michels Power is doing the work and Air2 Aviation is subcontracting to help with helicopters.

The work will happen daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Nov. 15 and the public is asked to stay as far away from work being done as possible.

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