Power crews continue marker ball installation in Saugus area

Southern California Edison lineman dangles from helicopter to hang marker balls in Saugus

Watch as a Southern California Edison crewman dangles from a helicopter to hang marker balls near Copper Hill Drive and San Francisquito Canyon Road in Saugus. Reporter Austin Dave is live with details.

Posted by Santa Clarita Valley Signal on Friday, February 16, 2018
Southern California Edison crews continued to install marker balls in the Saugus area of Santa Clarita Friday afternoon. Our cameras caught the process which involved a man dangling from a helicopter to attach several 17-pound colored spheres a high tension wire above power lines near San Francisquito Canyon Road and Copper Hill Drive.
A Southern California Edison lineman dangles from a helicopter to install a marker ball in Saugus on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Taylor Hillo/The Signal
Friday’s activity is part of a project to make power lines more visible to low flying aircraft such as the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Air Operations fleet of helicopters and the Canadair CL-415 Super Scoopers. Those aircraft often fly low through the area during firefights and encounter obstacles like power lines during those battles.  


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Austin Dave is an award-winning multimedia journalist. He heads The Signal's video news operations while reporting on the Santa Clarita Valley's most impacting topics.