A helicopter carried a new power pole above a La Cañada Flintridge neighborhood before setting down in the 4400 block of Commonwealth Avenue on Tuesday. The aerial maneuvering was part of a Southern California Edison pole replacement project, in which an old pole was replaced, according to spokeswoman Sally Jeun.
“The pole was being replaced as part of our ongoing effort to upgrade and maintain our infrastructure,” she said. “The older pole was replaced with a new one for safety and reliability.”
To complete the work, 65 customers in the 4200, 4300 and 4400 blocks of Commonwealth were without power from 9 a.m. until Tuesday evening, Jeun said. Guardian Helicopters, which did the power pole lifting, required residents in the area to leave their homes for the duration of the flight.
— Mirjam Swanson