MECO to inspect power lines by air

Maui Electric Co. will conduct aerial power-line inspections on Maui and Molokai this month, the utility announced Friday.

The dates and inspection areas are: Tuesday, Upcountry; Wednesday, Central and West Maui; and March 27, Molokai.

The inspections will be done by helicopter and will be conducted from 8 a.m. to noon. Dates and locations are subject to change, depending on weather conditions.

Routine aerial inspections of MECO equipment, including power lines, poles and substations, are necessary to maintain stable and reliable electrical service, the utility said.

For more information, call 871-8461 on Maui; or, toll free, (877) 871-8461 on Molokai.