CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Appalachian Power plans to begin spraying herbicide by helicopter along power lines in West Virginia in a couple of months.
The electric utility says it applies herbicides in less populated areas where terrain and accessibility make it difficult for crews on foot to safely clear rights of way.
Spokesman Phil Moye told the Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/X0RwrM ) that power lines in populated areas, as well as near parks, ponds and other sensitive regions are maintained by other means.
Spraying is planned for parts of Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Raleigh, and Wyoming counties. It is set to begin in June.