Posted: Monday, October 29th 2012 at 5:13pm
2 Jackson EMC crews headed to Maryland
By Derreck Booth Editor
GAINESVILLE - A couple of Jackson EMC crews are on their way to southern Maryland, in order to be ready to repair storm damage following Hurricane Sandy.
"They'll be ready and on standby for whatever damage occurs from the storm. They've taken plenty of equipment and supplies, and they'll be able to help out restoring power as soon as they're able."
Jackson EMC Public Relations Representative Mark Owen said about 20 workers are headed to an area served by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative.
"They're a smaller co-op that serves rural customers in southern Maryland, really all the way out to the coast. They're right in the eye of the storm potentially and are expecting severe damage," Owen said.
Owen said about half of those linemen are from the Gainesville service area, the other half from Gwinnett.
The crews and trucks were on the road Monday.
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