MN Power Crew Helps Restore Power in Hurricane-Ravaged Baltimore

By KBJR News 1

MN Power Crew Helps Restore Power in Hurricane-Ravaged Baltimore

September 9, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 3:14 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - 18 Minnesota Power linemen, a mechanic and a line supervisor returned to Duluth this week after helping thousands of strangers get their electricity back in the Baltimore, Maryland area.

The Minnesota Power workers left Duluth in company vehicles Sunday, Aug. 28 bound for the heart of an eastern seaboard ravaged by Hurricane Irene and its aftermath.

Their help was requested by Baltimore Gas & Electric, a utility hard hit by high winds and flooding left in the wake of Irene.

The Duluth-based contingent spent about a week repairing the damaged BG&E electric system, and was asked to work an extra day in the Baltimore area before returning 2,100 miles to Duluth in company vehicles.

Posted to the web by Kevin Jacobsen
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