Still on the line

  • By Mark Mulligan Herald Photographer
  • Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:01am
  • Local News

Scott Packebush (left), a journeyman lineman for the Snohomish County Public Utility District, and line foreman Roger Olive work to install new fiber-optic cable, suspended 75 feet above Steamboat Slough on Wednesday afternoon between Everett and Marysville.

“I don’t get to do that every day anymore,” said Olive, who has worked as a lineman for 20 years, 18 of them with the PUD.

Olive and Packebush began climbing the 125-foot towers at 10 a.m. Wednesday to hook on to the ladder cart where they would spend the next five-and-a-half hours repairing the 700-foot long section of cable. Click here for more photos.

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