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Jackson EMC Crews Help Restore Power in Southern Maryland

Jackson EMC linemen prepare to depart from Jefferson on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Photo by Dwayne Ansley.

Two Jackson EMC crews left for Hughesville, Md. on Saturday, October 27, for storm restoration support to Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). A total of 20 linemen deployed from Jackson EMC, joining 110 other personnel from electric cooperatives across Georgia to assist with power restoration efforts.

Hurricane Sandy made landfall late yesterday, leaving an estimated 7.5 million customers without power in 7 states including Maryland.

Jackson EMC employees who deployed included personnel from Lawrenceville, Oakwood and Jefferson.

Line trucks at a rest stop en route to Maryland. Photo by Tim Sweat.