PPL sends workers, contractors to Florida

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – PPL Electric Utilities has sent more than 350 workers and contractors to Florida to repair damage caused by Irma.

The group includes 50 line and support personnel, about 200 contractor tree employees, and a 21-person team to manage about 400 workers in the Tampa area, a PPL spokeswoman said.

The group left for Florida on Saturday. More than 6.5 million people and businesses in the state were without power on Monday.

PPL will also use several of its drones in Florida to help assess the damage.

The spokeswoman said PPL kept enough workers in Pennsylvania to respond to any problems here.

Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s