Three line crews and two tree crews from out-of-state will be working throughout Tolland today to clear and cut trees, according to CL&P Tolland liaison Jim Shuckerow.
The crews, working with Tolland Department of Public Works employees, will not be focusing on restoration, but the clearing work completed on Wednesday should speed up future restoration efforts, Shuckerow said.
The crew members, from places as varied as Virginia, South Carolina and Maryland, were brought in by CL&P and have been working all over the state since they arrived on Sunday, according to a few members of the line crews.
"We've been everywhere," said Pike Electric Corporation employee Alex Hardy. The crews said they've been working 18-hour shifts during their time in Connecticut. They arrived in Tolland on Wednesday morning.
The crews have been divided into three teams and will address the Tolland Department of Public Works' list of priority troublespots, according to Shuckerow.
The EOC also received a delivery of disaster relief supplies, including MRE's and water, this morning.