TALLADEGA, AL -
Some workers from Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative left for Georgia Thursday, as the state continues to deal with massive power outages.
The 10 workers will be assisting the Southern Rivers Energy electric company headquartered in the city of Barnesville.
The heavy weight of ice and snow has knocked down trees, tree limbs and power line poles throughout the southeast.
The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives as coordinated with other electric cooperatives in the state, sending crews to both Georgia and South Carolina.
“This is one of the great things about cooperatives,” said Leland Fuller, CVEC general manager. “We help each other in times of need. Each of us has the crews and equipment needed to respond quickly and effectively when disaster strikes. We have had to request assistance from other cooperatives to help us recover from storms. This is our turn to help someone else.”
CVEC serves nearly 17,000 people in east Alabama, including Calhoun, Clay, Etowah, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega Counties.