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WPS crews on stand-by as hurricane Sandy hits

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Wisconsin Public Service officials say several Wisconsin crews could head to hard-hit areas on the east coast after Hurricane Sandy passes through.

Officials say there were planning to send some workers before the storm hit, but not that weather patterns are heading toward lower Michigan and across the lake, they have decided to keep those crews local until the storm hits.

"What's going on on the east coast, it's just tons of water and poles over and everything. Up here we may have a number of broken poles, some trees down, it's just a different type of damage but the way that the guys go about to restore it is all the same," WPS Community Relations Official Kelly Zagrzebski said.

She says one crew from the Wausau area could be dispatched in the next few days along with a few others from Wisconsin.

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