Threading an eye in the sky

 

A helicopter from Air2 threads a lead line between the CapX2020 towers north of New Prague along Scott County Road 2 on Friday, Nov. 15. Eventually a permanent wire will be attached to the lead line and then pulled through the poles. The work is part of the CapX2020 project, which is building a string of high voltage power line towers that will stretch 250 miles from Brookings, SD, to Hampton in Dakota County.