Non inspection question

Im driving thru western Ohio and i keep passing these metal “things” hanging on the phone / cable lines. Are these weights to keep the lines from “jump roping” during high winds?

They are blown by the wind and break ice off the lines. As simple as they are, they do work.

I’ve never noticed them before…

I’ve seen them on some of the main power grids before, but never new what they were for.

Neither have I, and we have plenty of ice and wind in Minnesota!

Big brother… :grinning: