MORAGA — Lamorinda residents who looked up in the sky this morning may have seen a helicopter circling overhead with a man dangling from a cable.

But there was no police search or rescue under way. According to PG&E, the high-wire act was part of routine repairs.

Spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said crews are performing inspections of electrical towers to prepare for upcoming equipment work.

Sarkissian said an inspector is dropped onto the top of a tower, unhooks from the helicopter line and proceeds to climb up, down and around the structure looking for anything that might need repair or renovation.

A helicopter is employed because the towers are often located in areas that are difficult to drive to, she said.

Similar work has been performed on 126 towers throughout the county, as far east as Antioch, Sarkissian said. The activity in Moraga was the last of the scheduled inspection work planned for the area.



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