XCEL ENERGY SENDING CREWS TO ASSIST AFTER HURRICANE LAURA
Xcel Energy announced they are sending employee and contracting crews to areas hit hard by Hurricane Laura, in effort to help restore power to the 670,000 customers who are currently without electricity following the storm. Around 250 Xcel Energy employees and contractors from Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Texas left for Louisiana this week. The company is sending line workers along with support and safety staff after receiving the call for mutual assistance. Xcel Energy crews are expected to begin work this weekend and while their exact locations are still to be determined, power restoration efforts are expected to last at least a couple of weeks.