Wintergreen : Helicopter Powerline Work Starts Monday (4.4.22)

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File photo : A maintenance helicopter prepares to takeoff from Central Virginia Electric in Colleen, Virginia.
File photo : A maintenance helicopter prepares to takeoff from Central Virginia Electric in Colleen, Virginia.

Wintergreen
Nelson County, Virginia

Information from Wintergreen Fire & Rescue along with Wintergreen Property Owners Association.

“Monday (4.4.21) work will begin replacing the power transmission lines which connect the Wintergreen Mountain village to the valley floor. This project will span 4 months and much of the work will be completed utilizing specialized helicopters. There will be large helicopters for lifting, and smaller ones to shuttle personnel and equipment.

The helicopter base will be near the tubing park. Obviously, this project will create noise. Work will only take place during daylight hours and is not scheduled for weekends unless they get behind schedule.

Sub-contractors for Central Virginia Electric Cooperative will complete the work without flying over occupied structures or roadways. The trails around work areas will be closed.

All four medical helicopter companies which serve Wintergreen have been notified. All medical evacuation landing zones will remain open.

The Rockfish Air Park operators have also been alerted to increased traffic.

This project should not cause power outages. There is a caveat. There are typically two ways to route power to mountain. This redundancy significantly decreases the frequency and duration of power outages. While this project is being completed, there will only be one path for energy.”

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