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WPS sending crews out to help east coast energy customers

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WPS crews repair damage to a power pole at the intersection of Webster Ave. and Cherry St. in Green Bay, Oct. 22, 2010. (courtesy of FOX 11).
WPS crews repair damage to a power pole at the intersection of Webster Ave. and Cherry St. in Green Bay, Oct. 22, 2010. (courtesy of FOX 11).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin Public Service is sending crews and equipment out to the east coast to help restore power to millions of energy customers. 

WPS says they are sending 20 line technicians and three support staff along with eleven trucks out to Connecticut. 

They are expected to be out there for the next couple weeks.  Crews will help clear fallen power lines, replace damaged poles, and rebuild power distribution systems 

WPS spokeswoman Lisa Prunty says crews are coming from several different locations within the WPS service territory.

As of Wednesday morning, 8 million customers were in the dark in 17 states.

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