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Hawaiian Electric helicopter work in Palolo scheduled

PALOLO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Contractors for Hawaiian Electric Company will be using helicopters to perform utility work in Palolo. The work is scheduled for November 29-30 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Helicopters are needed for this work because of the remote location of the work sites, the difficult terrain, and the desire to minimize the impact to nearby vegetation. The helicopters will be used to transport workers, construction materials and equipment to and from the work sites, and to assist crews with the utility work. 

In compliance with FAA regulations and Hawaiian Electric's safety practices, the helicopters will not fly over residential or populated areas while carrying loads. 

Hawaiian Electric wants to advise the public of this work and apologizes for any inconvenience.

Click on http://www.youtube.com/user/HawaiianElectric for more information about how Hawaiian

Electric uses helicopters to make improvements to Oahu's electric system.

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