Five Things for Today in Chelmsford: Oct. 1
From Vinal Square to Kate's Corner, here are your Five Things for today in Chelmsford.
#1. Pictured: Kate Carney got a picture of Yankee Notions' Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond opened the concert hall at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 29.
#2. Speaking of the CCA: The latest Out and About is out!
#3. In Case You Missed Our Main Story Today: It's Customer Appreciation Week at the Tango Grill.
#4. Hey, Remember the Hannaford Discussion?: The Selectmen are talking about it again tonight at Town Hall.
#5. See Any Helicopters Today? They're just with National Grid, they'll be inspecting power lines today and tomorrow.
According to National Grid, many of the power lines, which are major supply circuits, traverse remote areas that are difficult to access with vehicles, or on foot. The aerial view gained from a flyover also enables crews to spot potential problems with trees or tree limbs that may be too close to lines. Damage caused by falling trees of limbs can be a major cause of power outages.
“These flights are part of our on-going, proactive approach to maintaining overall system reliability,” said Kathy A. Lyford, Vice President, Construction and Maintenance for National Grid in New England. “They are invaluable in helping us head off outages that could affect thousands of our customers.”
National Grid has notified police and fire departments as well as municipal officials in all communities where the patrols will take place. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact National Grid’s toll-free customer service line at 1-800-322-3223.