With colder weather on the way, work has resumed on clearing bush for a major northern Saskatchewan power line.

SaskPower and Kitsaki Management say nearly 275 people will be working on the project this fall.

The job involves the use of heavy equipment and the falling of large trees.

The senior project manager for SaskPower, Bill Orpen, says the work is being done for a new high-voltage line being built to serve the north:

“We are finishing off the clearing from Lindsay Lake all the way up to the south bank of the Wheeler River — which is just north of Key Lake.  There was a section that needed to be finished from last winter’s clearing, and then there was a little bit of widening that needed to be done.  And at this stage, I am told that they are approximately 35% complete.”

The clearing should completed in November and the new 230-kV transmission line is expected to be operational in about two years.