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Ameren crews to help with Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts

ST. LOUIS, MO (KFVS) -

Ameren companies sent more than 100 employees and contractors to the East Coast to assist with the aftermath effects of Hurricane Sandy.

According to the company, Ameren Illinois were sending 50 linemen and support staff Friday as well as releasing nearly 100 electric and forestry contractors.

Ameren Missouri said they were sending more than 50 overhead linemen, safety, supervisory, fleet and logistics personnel.

"Ameren Missouri crews will conduct vehicle inspections and a safety briefing before beginning their trek early Saturday morning," said Michael Moehn, senior vice president, Customer Operations, Ameren Missouri. "Our crews are prepared and ready to offer assistance to our colleagues in New Jersey."

"Managing storm restoration is a core competency in our Illinois operations," said Richard J. Mark, president and CEO, Ameren Illinois. "As residents on the East Coast prepare for potential widespread power outages, we are pleased to respond to Public Service Electric and Gas Company's request for assistance."

The East Coast utility has asked crews and contractors to plan to stay for up to two weeks depending on the severity of the storm damage.

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