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Xcel Energy sends crews to East Coast

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy says about three-dozen crew members from Minnesota and another eight from western Wisconsin are headed to West Virginia to help rebuild electricity distribution systems destroyed by East Coast superstorm, Fox 9 reports. Roughly 6.5 million people from Maine to the Carolinas were still without power as of early Wednesday morning.
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Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy says about three-dozen crew members from Minnesota and another eight from western Wisconsin are headed to West Virginia to help rebuild electricity distribution systems destroyed by the East Coast superstorm, Fox 9 reports.

“We know how serious, even dangerous, it is to be without power, particularly over many hours and days. We are fortunate that we’re in a position to release some of our skilled personnel to help, while still maintaining adequate staff to quickly respond to any potential outages affecting our own customers," Xcel CEO Judy Poferl said in a news release.

Xcel Energy is also sending workers from Colorado and Texas-New Mexico to help restore power on the East Coast.

Roughly 6.5 million people from Maine to the Carolinas were still without power as of early Wednesday morning, Fox News reports.

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