Helicopters checking power lines at Maine-N.H. border

Posted June 19, 2010, at 12:48 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Helicopters will be hovering near the I-95 bridge between Maine and New Hampshire this weekend.

Public Service Co. of New Hampshire is using the helicopters to perform maintenance work on power lines along the Piscataqua River Bidge. The company expects the “curiosity factor” to result in traffic slowdowns on the bridge and is warning drivers to be cautious as they cross the bridge.

The work is scheduled to take place throughout most of the day Saturday.