Ky. Energy Workers Headed South

People from Kentucky are headed south, to help with the cleanup after Hurricane Gustav.

The storm left more than 830,000 energy customers without power in Louisiana.

Several contractors and employees from Kentucky Utilities are traveling to the gulf coast to help get the power restored.

KU officials say the Kentucky workers will stay as the weather stays calm. The team consists of veteran line technicians, team leaders, safety specialists and tree trimmers.

Crews will replace or repair poles, towers and other pieces of the energy infrastructure.

As of Monday afternoon,119 transmission lines and 35 substations were out of service.

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