Co-op lineworkers in several regions of the country found a special way to mark the Labor Day holiday weekend. They spent all or most of it restoring electricity to the homes and businesses of co-op consumer-members.
In several states along the East Coast, most restoration work from outages caused by Hurricane Irene was completed, while crews from Gulf Coast states responded to scattered outages caused by Tropical Storm Lee.
In Texas, lineworkers completed some projects needed to restore damage caused by wildfires, while others responded to new outages caused by another round of fires.
“We’re really proud of all of our co-op line crews,” said Ron Campbell, vice president of safety for the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.