Environment
4:59 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Neighbors Assist Kentucky Workers During Winter Storm

Credit National Post

The threat of an ice storm brought help to the Commonwealth in the form of out-of-state utility crews.

Kentucky Utilities spokesman Cliff Feltham says about 550 workers from other states made the trip this past weekend.  Feltham says most were, in the end, not needed.

“Most of them made it in. They were staging at one of our operation centers in Louisville and many of them had gone through the safety training which we require them to do before we put them out on the streets doing any restoration,” said Feltham.

Feltham says a group of electrical repair workers came to Kentucky from Michigan.  Just a few weeks ago, KU sent some of its workers to Michigan to help speed restoration.