Monday, Aug. 29, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power says some of its crews are heading to Virginia to help restore electric power after Hurricane Irene.
The company says the crews are going to an area in Virginia near the North Carolina line.
The storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Virginia.
WAGA-TV reports Georgia Power says more than 300 workers will be working alongside crews in Virginia clearing debris and repairing lines.
Georgia EMCs are also providing help. About 60 linemen from Georgia EMC will be working in Jacksonville, N.C. to help restore power there.
(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press.)
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