Iowa Highway-30 Helicopter tour will look for residual damage


(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- ITC Midwest is starting an aerial tour along Highway 30 to look for residual derecho damage. Spokesman Rod Pritchard says the August 10th storms knocked 145-voltage transmission lines out of service. He says repairs were made by August 18th.

He says starting today (Wednesday) a crew in a low flying helicopter will double check for damage along Highway 30, between Boone and Clinton. The helicopter will take to the air at varying times.

ITC provides service to Alliant Energy, a number of electric cooperatives, and municipal utility companies.

(Photo from ITC Midwest)