Crews of PPL Electric Utilities employees were working over the weekend to help a neighboring state rebound from ferocious storms. The company said 33 workers were dispatched to Williamsport, Maryland Sunday morning to assist with storm response efforts.
The company said the workers are expected to be south of the Mason-Dixon Line for several days because of the extent of the reported damage and the number of residents without electricity.
PPL said more than 150 additional workers employed by its contractors were released to support utilities in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia to help with storm damage.
The company said most of those volunteers work fulltime for PPL Electric Utilities on infrastructure improvement projects.
PPL Electric Utilities, which is based in Allentown, participates in a Mid-Atlantic consortium of electric utilities that support each other when severe storms or other emergency events require assistance to expedite restoration of service to affected customers.