Some areas expected to get as much as three feet of snow
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2015) — LG&E and KU have sent 170 Kentucky employees and contractors to New England to help with what is expected to be a brutal storm, with some forecasts calling for as much as three feet of snow, along with freezing rain and powerful winds.
Kentucky crews are expected to work alongside utility crews in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and other areas as needed.
The full set of resources departed early Monday morning and includes line technicians, team leaders, safety specialists, tree trimmers and additional support staff.
“Our North Atlantic Mutual Assistance partners reached out with a request for resources on Sunday, and we quickly made efforts to assess our ability to assist,” said Greg Thomas, LG&E and KU vice president of Electric Distribution. “This storm could be devastating for those in its path and, just as our partners are there for us in times of need, we’re committed to helping them address any areas of impact as quickly and safely as possible.”