Michigan residents in the Lower Peninsula may soon be staring at low-flying helicopters. Starting on Thursday, helicopters will begin their biannual inspection of power lines in Michigan. ITCTransmissions and Michigan Electric Transmission Company will be looking for damage, wear and other problems, weather permitting, through May 20th. The flights begin in western Michigan and will cover nearly all of the Lower Peninsula, concluding in northern Michigan around June 10th.

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