Xcel sends crews to help in wake of Hurricane Ike
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.
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.