Flooded Roads & All, Crews Work To Get Power On

Crews have been working non-stop and through all kinds of conditions to get power restored.

That story is illustrated in this picture sent to Dave Jordan's facebook page.

We're told the picture was taken on VOA Road in Washington.

As you can see, the roadway is still flooded, but crews aren't letting that stop them as they try to get power flowing again.

At the height of Irene nearly half-a-million people were without power in NC. Wednesday night that number is down to about 110,000.

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  • by Tammy Location: Pinetown on Sep 6, 2011 at 03:04 PM
    Thank you all so much for working nonstop to get power to our area. Every time my nieces saw a light truck they would yell thank you light people. You are appreciated by not only the old but the young as well.
  • by Sandra Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas on Sep 1, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    Glad to hear my husband is appreciated...my husband is part of this crew pictured...he called and told me this picture was put on the washington daily news on tuesday. Please continue to pray for these men. They are working extremely long hours. They are up by 4:00 a.m. everyday...
  • by Crystal on Sep 1, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    THANK YOU to all the linemen who worked tirelessly and continue to do so to get us lights!!
  • by Tracey Location: Chocowinity on Sep 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM
    I think this picture should be on the front page of the Daily News so everyone can see these guys are doing all they can to restore power to everyone. I have a frind that works in this industry and his house was severly damaged but he still had to work to get all the complainers there power back. I was without power only four days. Thanks again guys for all you have done and sacrificed.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    Thank you so much for everything - you are truly the unsung heroes in situations like this. May God bless you all.
  • by sjholley2001 Location: Chocowinity on Sep 1, 2011 at 09:07 AM
    I just wanted to say "Thank You".
  • by 2barn Location: Deep Run, NC on Sep 1, 2011 at 05:16 AM
    Thank you to all the men & women who go above and beyond everyday to keep our power, phones, cable and internet on and especially since the hurricane and working long hours in the heat to get everyone's power back on! If no one else tells you THANK YOU for the time you spent away from your family and the fact that YOU don't have power but you still go to work to make sure everyone else does.....it is much appreciated!
  • by Electricman on Sep 1, 2011 at 04:49 AM
    After 30 years in this industry, I consider this to be normal after a hurricane. The long hours and bad conditions are part of the job. After things like this are finished, there is a sense of accomplishment that cannot be explained to those who have not done it. The complaints come as a slap in the face and the thank yous make it worth while. Keep in mind that where I work at, power is back on while I have none at my home. Think about that before you complain.
  • by JOHN Location: GREENVILLE on Sep 1, 2011 at 02:04 AM
  • by Cindy Location: K town on Aug 31, 2011 at 08:10 PM
    Thank you!!!
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