CoServ crews are heading home from Louisiana

CoServ crews are heading home from Louisiana

MELANIE BILICKI/CoServ

 

By Nicholas Sakelaris | CoServ

CoServ's linemen crews are coming home from Louisiana Tuesday evening after spending several days restoring power in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. 

The second crew of linemen completed their work and, with the Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative service area restored back to 100 percent, their services were no longer needed. These 16 linemen left from CoServ headquarters at 5 a.m. Friday, drove all day and got right to work on Saturday. They provided mutual aid to WSTEC, helping their crews – even after the power was restored – to replace uprooted utility poles, cracked crossarms and damaged insulators. The repairs and upgrades will make their system more resilient in the future. 

Last week, WSTEC specifically asked that CoServ linemen assist with the power restoration work that remained to be done. That's because of the hard work done by the first crew of 18 linemen who worked 16 to 18 hour days from August 30 through September 11. 

WSTEC is also keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Nicholas, which made landfall in Texas Tuesday and is expected to move east into Louisiana on Wednesday and remain stalled over the state on Thursday. 

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