WATCH: The view from above as Pepco demonstrates its high-wire act

WASHINGTON — Utility crews are ready with summer storms on the horizon.

At Pepco’s training facility in Rockville, Maryland, WTOP’s John Aaron suited up in a safety harness and hardhat to get a rare firsthand look at what it’s like to work from a moving platform, next to live power lines, several stories up.

Here’s what the view is like from one of Pepco’s utility-truck “buckets.”

John Aaron

John Aaron is a news anchor and reporter for WTOP. After starting his professional broadcast career as an anchor and reporter for WGET and WGTY in Gettysburg, PA, he went on to spend several years in the world of sports media, working for Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network Radio, and WTOP sports.

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