Ten S.C. utilities crews in Pennsylvania helping restore power

Posted November 5, 2012 4:03 pm | Filed under Local News

Utilities crews from Rock Hill and five other South Carolina Cities are taking part in efforts to restore power in portions of the Northeast affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Update – 2:39 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2011 from City of Rock Hill spokeswoman Katie Quinn

Crews from Rock Hill, Union, Camden, Easley, Greenwood, Laurens, and Greer are on the move.  They finished up work in Tannersville, PA and are traveling today to Long Island, NY to assist Long Island Power Authority in power restoration efforts.

The 33 person team has received many kudos and thanks for their efforts.  Scott Motsinger, Public Utilities Director for the City of Rock Hill, said the expectation is working another 5-7 days before coming home.

Rock Hill Utilities director Scott Motsinger says crews from the Palmetto State left last week and self-sustaining.

Motsinger says these types of relief efforts are governed by mutual aid agreements that exist not only with 21 other utilities across the state, but others across the region and the country.

Right now, the South Carolina Crews are assisting crews with Pennsylvania Power and Light, an investor-owned utility. Motsinger says their work is certainly cut out for them.

The Rock Hill crews join others from Union, Easley, Greenwood, Camden and Laurens.