MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Madison-based power company has dispatched more than 100 workers to the East Coast in response to a mutual aid call from utilities preparing for Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.
About 110 Alliant Energy workers from Iowa and Wisconsin departed Sunday (10/28). They planned to stage in Scranton, Penn., on Monday (10/29) evening, out of the worst of the storm, and then proceed to Lake Katrine, N.Y., to help Central Hudson Gas and Electric customers. The crews have packed for a two-week stay.
The storm was expected to make landfall in New Jersey or Delaware on Monday (10/29) evening. East Coast utilities have requested several thousand line mechanics and tree clearance crews from across the country.
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