TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tombigbee Electric Power Association says 25 of its workers are returning Tuesday after helping to restore power on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Crews from Tupelo and Fulton left Sunday morning to help get the power on for customers of Singing River Electric Power Association, which serves extreme southeast Mississippi.
TEPA manager Bill Long says the workers had some different challenges this time compared to what they faced following Hurricane Irma in Florida.
According to Long, the workers had more high water to wade through. They sometimes had to ride in a boat to get to power poles rather than use a lift or a bucket truck.
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