BRIEF: Madison utility crews head east to help with storm damage
Oct 30, 2012 (Menafn - The Wisconsin State Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Utility crews from Wisconsin Power & Light and from Madison Gas & Electric are headed to the East Coast to help repair damage expected from Hurricane Sandy.
About 30 employees of WPL, Madison, and 70 from sister company Interstate Power & Light of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, left Sunday, headed ultimately for Lake Katrine, N.Y., in response to a call for assistance from East Coast utilities. The crews have packed for a two-week stay. WPL and IPL are part of Madison-based Alliant Energy.
Six MGE workers and one supervisor plan to head east Tuesday morning.
Both utility companies also have released private contractors who handle construction and tree trimming, so they, too, can help with the cleanup.
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