LINCOLN — A crew of power line technicians from Nebraska will start working today to help replace thousands of electrical poles in New Jersey that were snapped by last week's storm.
The 16 technicians on loan from Nebraska Public Power District completed their original assignment Sunday in West Virginia, which was hit by heavy snow as a result of Hurricane Sandy. They will now assist Jersey Central Power & Light as they restore electricity to an estimated 400,000 customers, said Mark Becker, a spokesman for NPPD.
Omaha Public Power District sent seven utility workers to New York last week to help restore power in Manhattan and the city's four other boroughs.
Lincoln Electric System also sent seven workers last week to Long Island, N.Y., to help with the recovery there.