Aerial Saw Operations continuing along Lake County power lines

Sep. 14—The Lake County Sheriff's Office is advising that, weather permitting, Aerial Solutions will continue to mobilize through The Illuminating Company and will be conducting Aerial Saw Operations Sept. 19-29.

The helicopter has a saw consisting of multiple 24-inch rotary blades powered by a motor suspended on a vertical boom beneath it, according to a news release. As the helicopter flies slowly along the right-of-way, the aerial saw cuts and trims trees and other vegetation.

Aerial Saw Operations are scheduled April through December, covering selective transmission facilities system-wide annually, the release stated.