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Xcel sends crews to help in wake of Hurricane Ike

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This morning, Xcel Energy will deploy crews from Wisconsin and Michigan to help restore power in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

This effort is in response to a request for assistance from southeastern Texas utilities. The crews will be reporting for duty in Beaumont, Texas.

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Xcel Energy is sending 16 linemen from Wisconsin and Michigan and 4 support personnel. The crews will help rebuild electricity transmission and distribution systems destroyed or damaged by the hurricane.

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