Huntsville Utilities

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Huntsville Utilities is sending employees north to help with the superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

The city-owned utility is talking with organizations that coordinate power restoration following major storms to determine where the local workers are needed most.

Utility spokesman Bill Yell says two three-person bucket crews and a three-person pole-setting crew will be heading out to help, most likely in the Washington, D.C., area.

As they drive north Wednesday, the crews will have to go around heavy snow in the North Carolina and Virginia mountains.