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Central TX Utility crews head East in advance of Sandy

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Utility companies from Central Texas are sending help to the East Coast in anticipation of the damage left by Hurricane Sandy. The eye of the storm is expected to make landfall Monday night.

Approximately 25 Pike Electric crews are making preparations to leave for North Carolina Monday afternoon. They will drive multiple bucket, digger and boom trucks through the night to offer assistance to those hardest hit by the storm. It will take the crews three days to make the 1500-mile journey.

Some hurricane assistance crews have already left Central Texas for the East Coast.

Once the crews reach their destinations, they will help restore power to the areas suffering outages, as well as help deal with other expected damages. Crews from Central Texas will be gone for at least two weeks.

Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of ten flight departures from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Airport officials recommend checking your flight status before heading to the airport.

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