Kentucky utility crews on the move as Hurricane Dorian’s path shifts north

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Hurricane Dorian

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Some Kentucky utility workers helping out with Hurricane Dorian relief are on the move again.

Nearly 260 Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company employees and contractors were deployed to Florida over the weekend as Hurricane Dorian moved toward the U.S.

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The crews are made up of line technicians, team leaders, safety specialists, tree specialists and additional support staff. They were staged in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami to assist Florida Power and Light and Duke Florida, but as the storm track shifted, the crews were reassigned to assist utilities further up the coast.

Currently about 237 LG&E and KU employees and contractors are now preparing to assist utility crews in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The crews will be staged at various locations assigned by each utility until Dorian passes and restoration efforts begin.