Xcel Energy Sends 36 Lineman to Restore Power in WV
A fleet of Xcel Energy linemen were sent off to one of the storm-struck areas. Xcel workers and trucks took off this morning for West Virginia to restore power to 65,000 homes still in the dark.
Thirty-six employees from Xcel left from their Newport location and are on their way out to the snowy mountains of West Virginia.
The conditions they'll face are similar to what they work in after a Minnesota snow storm.
Superstorm Sandy dropped 2 to 3 feet of heavy, wet snow on their power lines.
Xcel has a mutual understanding with other utility companies across the country, if they need help after a storm, Xcel will send a crew.
The team expects to be out east for at least two weeks. They'll be working long 16-hour days.
The crew should start working in West Virginia by Friday morning.