Tennessee electric workers headed to help in Virginia

40 power workers from Tenn. helping in Virginia

PSE&G underground lineman Bob Wyman makes a temporary repair to restore electricity to a home in Verona, Essex County, New Jersey, on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. A powerful Nor'easter dumped snow and caused widespread power outages in New Jersey. (AP Photo/David Gard)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Forty workers from Tennessee electric cooperatives have headed to Virginia to help restore power there to storm-stricken areas.

The 40 are from six cooperatives in Mountain City, Madisonville, South Pittsburg, New Tazewell, New Market and Oneida. Volunteer lineworkers and equipment are involved.

The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association said Monday that the effort is done through mutual aid agreements between electric cooperatives.

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