SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power is sending 18 employees to New Jersey to help residents there recover from superstorm Sandy.
Company spokeswoman Maria O’Mara says 16 linemen and two managers left Salt Lake City for Newark, N.J. on Thursday.
She says they will be dispatched to hard-hit areas once they arrive and are planning to be there for up to two weeks.
About 4.5 million homes and businesses are still without power as a result of the storm that swept through the East Coast.
Rocky Mountain Power provides electricity to more than 1 million homes and businesses in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. The Salt Lake City-based company has sent power crews out to help with extreme outages in the past, including ice storms and major blizzards in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota.