Helicopter to examine Halfmoon Township power lines this week

West Penn Power will perform helicopter patrols of transmission lines in Halfmoon Township this week.

The patrols began Monday and should be completed by Friday, according to the township.

The helicopter will fly at about 35 to 40 miles per hour above or beside the lines, and may circle for closer inspection.

The helicopter is black and the tail number is N353AH.