A Veridian Connections crew made its way into the United States on the weekend to help restore electrical power after last Friday’s storm in Connecticut.
Veridian’s contingent of seven experienced line workers and three utility vehicles arrived in Hartford for a briefing by local officials.
Three of the workers are from Belleville, including supervisor Joe Lonsberry.
The crew was then sent to assist Eversource, New England’s largest energy company with approximately 3.7 million electric and gas customers.
Veridian spokesman Chris Mace says the company has a long-standing history of helping other communities, even into the United States.
About 174,000 homes and businesses have had their power restored in Connecticut.
It’s not yet known how long the Veridian crew will remain on site. Last September, Lonsberry led a Veridian crew to Florida which had been hard-hit by Hurricane Irma.
Veridian Connections electric utility is owned by Pickering, Ajax, Clarington and Belleville.