UPDATE: 

Due to inclement weather, LUS was not able to do this work last week, so the work will has started today, and they say it will last through the week.

ORIGINAL STORY:

If you see a Bell 206L helicopter flying over Lafayette over the next few days, here's why:

Lafayette Utilities System (LUS), along with The Energy Authority and GeoDigital International, will be conducting an aerial survey of 40 miles of high-voltage transmission lines through the city of Lafayette.

In a press release, LUS spokesperson Alex Antonowitsch says the helicopter will slowly fly approximately 500 feet above the high-voltage lines to capture images that will allow LUS to inspect the system, as part of routine transmission maintenance.

This aerial survey - which local authorities have been made aware of - is expected to start Wednesday, July 22, and last for a week.