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Virginia Power Sending Crews To Northeast

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dominion Virginia Power is joining with other utilities from around the country to help power companies in the Northeast recover from Superstorm Sandy.

The Richmond-based energy provider says it has offered nearly 1,500 workers to assist in the restoration effort in New York and New Jersey, including linemen, tree trimmers, storm damage patrollers and underground cable workers. Dominion also is sending its mobile command center, bucket trucks and supporting vehicles.

The company said that crews headed out Friday immediately after restoring power to all 322,000 of its customers affected by the storm.

Parent company Dominion Resources is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy and serves retail customers in 15 states.



GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) - Their work done in Virginia, approximately 125 linemen, trucks and equipment are heading to New Jersey and other northern states slammed by Superstorm Sandy.

The crews are from Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, Community Electric Cooperative, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, Prince George Electric Cooperative and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.

Richard Johnstone is executive vice president of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. He says the co-ops' line crews are delighted to "pay if forward" to hard-hit utility customers in the Northeast.


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