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Pat McCrory, Governor John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Release: Immediate Contact: Charlie Peek
Date: 2014-02-03 Phone: (919) 218-4622

Helicopter-borne, aerial saw to be used for power line trimming at William B. Umstead State Park

RALEIGH -- Duke Energy Progress will be using a helicopter-borne aerial saw to trim limbs on a transmission power line right-of-way that transects William B. Umstead State Park, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

The work should be completed on a date yet to be determined in early February.

On the day of the project, Duke Energy personnel and park staff will alert visitors entering the park and will be stationed at points where the right-of-way intersects park trails to warn visitors of potential hazards. Use of the aerial saw will be much faster and offer better protection for visitors and the natural resources than past procedures for maintenance that relied on power line crews and bucket trucks for several days.

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