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Huntsville Utilities Crews Responding To Sandy

Nathan Reed

Huntsville Utilities is sending employees north to help with the superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

The city-owned utility is talking with organizations that coordinate power restoration following major storms to determine where the local workers are needed most.

Utility spokesman Bill Yell says two three-person bucket crews and a three-person pole-setting crew will be heading out to help, most likely in the Washington, D.C., area.

As they drive north Wednesday, the crews will have to go around heavy snow in the North Carolina and Virginia mountains.

Huntsville Utilities was on the receiving end of similar help following the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. Out of town utility crews spent several days in Madison County working to restore the crippled electrical grid.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Ryan Vasquez is a reporter and the former APR host of All Things Considered.
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