Low Flying helicopters in Big Sur

Low flying helicopters to be operating along the Big Sur Coast
for PG&E utility inspections
March 9-12, 8am-5pm

Residents may see or hear helicopters hovering and flying close to the power lines for several minutes at a time throughout the day. The inspections are to observe clearances between vegetation and the power lines so we can ensure we continue to provide safe, reliable, and affordable service. No electric service is expected to be affected by these inspections.

If residents have questions about this work, we encourage you to refer them to the PG&E Customer Outreach Specialist Lizz Williams @ (831) 784-3592. Please note that our work schedule is subject to change and is dependent on safe weather conditions. We appreciate your patience while we complete this important project.


14 thoughts on “Low Flying helicopters in Big Sur

  1. Good advice, BSK. It rained 1.4″ here, most of it coming about one o’clock this morning. Last night a neighbor discovered three downed trees were blocking the road near her house. A CDF guy who lives near her worked for hours with a big chainsaw, but she still had to walk the final 50 yards to her house. –Cal in Adelaida, SLO Co.

  2. Thanks for the report, Cal. I doubt I can get down my road, but then I’m not even going to try until it dries out a bit. Maybe Wednesday? Will have to see how it goes.


  3. Still raining here at the school. Got .71″ since midnight, storm total at 3.65″.

  4. Just about 7″ @ 2000′ on Willow. Took a ride down to the hwy on sunny Sunday and it was miraculously clear on the dirt road. Some lucky sole did get to chop a tree top (I didn’t see any chainsaw marks) that looked like it blocked the dirt road by the creek. The wind was nuts for 2 nights, always happy when that’s over!

  5. Rock Knocker mentioned that tree. Don’t know if he did or someone else. BTW, I got bored during these storms and ordered a bunch of stuff online, mostly books.🤐 should be my fingers that are zipped, not my mouth.


  6. I don’t know that it was he who chopped the pathway through (it looked like something a camper would do not having a chainsaw but an axe). He helped Ken (chainsaw) and I move it out of the road when we were both headed up Willow.

  7. Exciting weather, hoorah that it’s not put anyone in real trouble yet from the sound of it. Glad you’re cozied in, Kate, and off the road. I had whistling tin roofs in Virginia, thanks for the reminder, maybe check to see how the nails are holding when the dust settles.
    The Carmel River at mid-Valley is HUGE! Looking Mississippi wide and deep and swift, marvelous to see a real river again. Too muddy to notice fish but the island picked out for home by the Mallards is long gone, I hope they hadn’t laid eggs. Most all the blossoms watered down to the ground off the plum tree, a carpet of white on everything now.

  8. They are actually special screws for my roof … But will see about getting them checked when my guy is next up here.


  9. Ah the advances of science! The roof used to bang up and down, within the distance made by the loosened nails, and you could get adept at judging how many days or minutes you had before it flew off. I wonder why nobody used screws instead of nails. Of course, West Virginians are noted for having all their teeth removed so as not to have the annoyance of cavities

  10. If there was yesterday, it is likely gone today. I didn’t see any pics of snow up there, or hear of any, but that’s not to say there wasn’t.

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