Vectren crews helping on the East Coast say there's plenty of work to be done there. New york's governor says Superstorm Sandy could cost his state $33 billion. $30 billion to $50 billion in damage had already been estimated for clean-up from the Carolinas to Maine. This latest number comes after a Nor'easter dumped snow, brought down more power lines, and left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark again.
Vectren sends more of its workers to the East Coast to help restore gas service to flood-ravaged areas where underground gas infrastructure is damaged. More than 70 contractor line specialists, field investigators and tree trimming crews have been helping since last week.
"they don't want to see you leave," said Field Supervisor Bruce Rose, "if you've got a little more than you can handle. We've got six guys and we've been doing a lot of transformer work and stuff like that. They just really don't want to see you leave. We've been pretty good while we're up here. We haven't had to leave too many out for a bigger crew."
Right now there isn't a set time for the crews to return to the Tri-State.