When massive storms threatened the Oroville Dam spillway in early February, several PG&E crews were called in to remove wire and towers that were going to be in the emergency spill channel. IBEW Local 1245 members from PG&E completed the work the day before the lake started to spill from the emergency spill. The crews were then tasked with building a shoo-fly around the spill channel to restore power to that circuit.
The shoo-fly consisted of nine locations with 13 light duty steel poles being set to complete the shoo-fly. In these photos, the crews are seen sagging wire, and once sagged, the dead ends were clipped and cut so they could restore the circuit. The crews utilized helicopters to fly materials to the locations.
–Kyle Whitman, IBEW 1245 Business Rep