NEW YORK, N.Y.--You'll be able to welcome home 150 Enetrgy Mississippi workers who went north to help restore power after Hurricane Sandy wiped out electrical grids in several states.
A news release from Enetrgy said crews would be returning late Wednesday and early Thursday, with the exception of a crew working underground in New York.
“We sent about 150 workers, including our company employees and contract workers, to the Northeast,” said Robbin Jeter, EntergyMississippidirector of transmission and distribution. “They were very successful in helping our sister utilities in their time of need, just like the other utilities have done for us following major restoraion."
The crews left in two waves in late October and ended up in the Atlantic City area for the most part.
In all, about 87,000 utility workers joined the effort from as far away as Canada and Hawaii.