What's That In The Sky?
You can understand why people at Summit Wood Apartments in Watertown were wondering why men in uniform were hanging from a helicopter above the complex.
"I thought it was like an accident and they were, like, bringing Medevac in or something," said Barb Wilder, who lives in Summit Wood.
"There's concerns from residents that are coming in and asking us and we don't have any idea what to tell them," said Kelly Rutter, who also lives in Summit Wood.
"It looked like they were carrying soldiers to and from, but I guess when we got closer, you could tell that there weren't any soldiers around," said Karyn Robinson, a Summit Wood resident.
It's actually a National Grid operation.
The power company has hired specialists to repair utility poles behind the apartments that their trucks just can't reach.
"All through here, from this structure here back through, there's all wet lands. They don't want a ground contractor to go through and disturb the wetlands," said Eric Talaski of Haverfield Aviation.
So, getting equipment to the site is one thing, but flying a helicopter with people dangling from it?
"You get a little more nervous. It's more mentally taxing carrying a human being than a cross arm or insulator," said Ty Burlingham, a Haverfield Aviation pilot.
And what do the workers say?
"It's just a job man, it's awesome," said Talaski.
"Getting to fly equipment like that everyday kind of makes it worthwhile," said Burlingham.
So, if you're in the area and would like to see it for yourself, the operation is expected to last for another month or so.