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Mississippi Power crews assisting in Massachusetts after storms

Brent Ladner, lineman, gets set to leave for Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Mississippi Power

Storms ravaged the Northeastern United States over the weekend, and many are without power, so Mississippi Power is lending a helping hand.

Reports indicate that there are more than 1.5 million customers without power across New England. Mississippi Power is sending crews to Massachusetts to assist utility companies in the area in restoring power to those affected.

Nearly 90 linemen, engineers and support personnel from across the company’s service territory left Tuesday morning to assist in the effort.

“We have crews involved from the Coast, Pine Belt and Meridian divisions,” said Scott Cashwell, Engineering services manager. “Traveling safely and restoring electricity safely and efficiently will be our team’s focus during this trip. They will make numerous stops and alternate drivers so everyone can stay alert on the roads.”

Nicole Faulk, Customer Services Organization’s vice president said that they are always willing to send help when it is needed and assured that services in Mississippi won’t be affected.

“Any time another utility faces a natural disaster, we’re always ready to lend our support,” Faulk said. ““We are able to send crews to the Northeast to assist, while still meeting the service and reliability needs of our customers here in Mississippi.”

Recently, Mississippi crews have both helped and been helped in the wake of storms such as Hurricanes Irma and Nate.

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