LG&E Sends Workers to Pennsylvania for Storm Help

By Associated Press | 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's largest electric utility has sent more than 400 workers to the northeast, to help restore power to homes affected by superstorm Sandy.

LG&E and its subsidiary, Kentucky Utilities, sent 100 workers, in addition to 300 deployed over the weekend. The workers include line technicians and tree crews.

They were working this week in an area north of Allentown, Pa. A statement from the utility says the crews were facing strong winds, flooding, and storm debris, while helping PPL utility restore more than 400,000 outages in the area.

The crews in the northeast attempted to begin restoring service on Monday, but winds were too strong to set utility poles.

LG&E also sent 75 workers to provide support for crews in southeast Kentucky and western parts of Virginia.

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