Nov 16, 2012 5:10 AM by AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After nearly three weeks spent helping to restore utility service to the victims of Superstorm Sandy, most of the Entergy New Orleans crews that were sent to the northeast are returning home.
Workers joined other Entergy crews from Louisiana that traveled to the East Coast in late October. In all, more than 300 employees went there to work primarily with PECO in the Philadelphia area. An Entergy New Orleans crew that specializes in underground work travelled to New York City to assist ConEd. That crew is still working and is expected to begin the journey home Friday.
Charles Rice, president and CEO of ENO, Inc., says overall, nearly 900 workers from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Arkansas helped in the Sandy restoration efforts. Sandy disrupted power to 9.6 million utility customers.