Dominion Virginia Power and Dominion North Carolina Power are preparing for the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and are encouraging customers to do the same.
“When customers lose their electric service during a major storm, their primary question is when their electricity will be restored,” Blevins said. “They expect our bucket trucks and line crews to be in the field as soon as the storm ends, or sooner, but strong winds may make working conditions too risky to proceed while the storm lingers.
The company has enlisted the help of utility workers from other states for additional help.
Work to restore power will be affected by the storm. Crews work from sun up to sun down and at night, if it is safe.