More than a dozen City Water Light and Power workers are heading east to assist with efforts to restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
CWLP says 12 linemen and a supervisor will help restore power in and around Cleveland, Ohio, in an area served by First Energy Corporation. When that work is complete, the local crew will move on to New Jersey and help with the company’s efforts in that hard-hit state.
First Energy will pay for material, labor and other costs incurred by the CWLP crew.
The CWLP team took four line trucks and two derrick digger trucks that will be used in the power restoration effort. The assistance is provided under a mutual aid agreement through the Illinois Municipal Utility Association.