Vectren sending employees to help in the Northeast - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Vectren sending employees to help in the Northeast

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one Vectren crew and several field investigators will be deployed to Flushing, N.Y. after receiving the call from Con Edison. Four employees, one supervisor and a safety specialist will assist with power restoration in the Northeast area. The field investigators, such as electric engineers and electric operations supervisors, will assist with logistical and planning needs in the restoration efforts.

The employees will depart Friday after receiving the call for help Thursday afternoon.

The team joins nearly 50 of Vectren's contractor line specialists and another 20 tree trimming crews that were released last week prior to the storm's arrival. Another seven contractor line specialists have been released this week as well. Finally, Vectren will likely send natural gas crews to help with system infrastructure that must be repaired due to flood waters.

The Vectren employees assisting with electric restoration will work 16-hour shifts for the next seven to 10 days at which time Vectren will, if requested, send an additional crew(s) to dispel these employees and continue restoration efforts in the region. Con Edison will continue to evaluate progress to see if more assistance is needed. As of Thursday morning, Con Edison had nearly 650,000 customers without power with a peak of nearly 900,000 immediately following the devastating storm.

Copyright 2012 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed historic building

    Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed historic building

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:04:17 GMT

    A man has been arrested in connection with the fire that destroyed a historic building in Birdseye.

    More >>

    A man has been arrested in connection with the fire that destroyed a historic building in Birdseye.

    More >>
  • IN Lt. Gov. named 2017 Youth First Champion

    IN Lt. Gov. named 2017 Youth First Champion

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:27:19 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    A Tri-State organization honored Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch on Monday as their Champion of 2017. 

    More >>

    A Tri-State organization honored Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch on Monday as their Champion of 2017. 

    More >>
  • Man arrested after Muhlenberg Co. chase

    Man arrested after Muhlenberg Co. chase

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:47 AM EDT2017-10-17 10:47:51 GMT

    25-year-old Preston Allen is facing a long list of charges including fleeing police, wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and DUI.

    More >>

    25-year-old Preston Allen is facing a long list of charges including fleeing police, wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and DUI.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly