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Lakeland Electric is in New York helping to restore power to residents

4:49 PM, Nov 8, 2012   |    comments
Lakeland Electric crews endure snow in the Brentwood area in New York while restoring power for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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Lakeland, Florida -- Lakeland Electric line crews endured rain and high winds in Long Island Wednesday afternoon to restore power for residents affected during Superstorm Sandy-- until the weather took a turn for the worst.

Crews then had to deal with heavy snow from Nor'easter until they were forced to shut down operations around 4 p.m. after it became too hazardous for them to work.

Photo Gallery: Lakeland Electric endures snow in New York

The power company says this was the first time several of their men had even been in snow, let alone worked or driven in it before. They were able to restore power to several hundred homes in the Brentwood area despite deteriorating weather conditions and their spirits remained high.

The company says it has received a number of emails from Long Island's residents saying, "thank you for the crews that just restored my power." They were beyond helpful, were very kind and the community really appreciates it."

Crews were back out in the same area Thursday morning to work on the easements in the community. You can track their progress on the City of Lakeland's Facebook page.

Lakeland Electric

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