UPPCO heads to Florida to help restore electricity

Sep 13, 2017

TAMPA, FL--   Crews from Upper Peninsula Power Company are on their way to Florida to assist in power restoration efforts after Hurricane Irma caused widespread outages. 

Credit UPPCO

Tuesday morning utility workers left the U.P. and headed toward Tampa. They’ll be joined by line technicians and supporting staff from across the country.

UPPCO Vice President Brett French says U.P. customers won’t be impacted by the crews’ departure. He says they have sufficient resources remaining to respond to inclement weather or other events that may affect power delivery.

UPPCO officials say the crews will support the Hurricane Irma restoration effort through the end of September.