IBEW Local 1245 members working for the Western Area Power Administration braved some of the fiercest winter weather in years to perform trouble work recently on the Captain Jack 500-kv line in the rugged mountains near Grizzly Peak.
The Captain Jack line is part of the California Oregon Intertie–transmission lines that knit together power grids in California and the Pacific Northwest. The line reaches its highest point of about 6,000 feet near Grizzly Peak, an area subject to copious amounts of snowfall in the winter. Accumulation of ice and snow on insulators and wires pose a significant risk of outages.
As these photos show, weather doesn’t matter when there’s a threat to power: IBEW Local 1245 members are on the job.
Ryan Yeager gives the thumb’s up.
From left: Ryan Wheeler, Ryan Yeager, Dave Floyd and Brian Adams. Too windy for hard hats.
From left: Dave Floyd, Brian Adams, Ryan Yeager, Darren New and Ryan Wheeler.
Ryan Yeager, Ryan Wheeler, and Darren New.