New "Air Saw" Used in AR Storm Cleanup

Published 06/03 2013 11:29AM

Updated 06/18 2013 06:14PM

AROUND ARKANSAS-- With The Natural State getting hit with a one-two punch of severe weather last week, the clean up begins.

Falling trees took out transmission lines cutting power to 10,000 homes in Maumelle alone. On Sunday, Entergy sent in a special piece of equipment to help clean up the mess.

It's called a helicopter air saw. It's basically a giant ten-blade saw dangling from a helicopter. It helps cut trees away from power lines in difficult-to-access areas. So far, it's working. Crews hope to continue using it on Monday.


Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.