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(Allentown) -- PPL Electric Utilities and its sister utilities in Kentucky are sending crews to New York and New Jersey.hur
Some 100 field workers and equipment are being sent to the two states to help restore power in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and this week's Nor'easter storm.
PPL says it's contractors have also released about 75 utility workers to New Jersey.
“We were fortunate to receive significant assistance from utilities in other states to help restore service more quickly to our customers affected by Sandy,” said Gregory Dudkin, president of PPL Electric Utilities. “We’re pleased our dedicated employees and contractors are able to pitch in and do what we can for our neighboring utilities and their customers.”
Workers from Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities were released from duties in Pennsylvania yesterday.
More than 500,000 of PPL's customers were affected by the storm, which now ranks as the worst storm in the utility’s history.
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