Power Helpers: Valley PG&E Workers To Help In Sandy Aftermath - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Power Helpers: Valley PG&E Workers To Help In Sandy Aftermath

Posted:
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

Utility workers from across the country, including 10 from Fresno, are heading to the East Coast to help out.

PG&E workers are accustomed to hitting the road, but not normally this far, or for this long.

From central California, it's a 3,000 mile trip across the country - a convoy of help.

They're bringing equipment for working above and below the ground.

Foreman Jimmy Rogers is a P&E vet based out of Fresno, with 20 years for the company. He's responded to disasters before and knows full well the reception he and his crew can expect.

"A lot of times they don't know where they are from, but when they get their power back on there is a lot of pride in that...we all enjoy seeing their faces," said Rogers.

Some like Rogers are locals, the rest come from other parts of the state, all ready to represent Pacific Gas and Electric on those who need it most on the East Coast.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Neighbor Calls Cops Because Of Suspicious Vehicle, Two Men In Jail

    Neighbor Calls Cops Because Of Suspicious Vehicle, Two Men In Jail

    Madera sheriff's deputies arrested two men with stolen property in their pickup after neighbors called in a report of a suspicious vehicle near Avenue 9 and Road 35.More >>
    Madera sheriff's deputies arrested two men with stolen property in their pickup after neighbors called in a report of a suspicious vehicle near Avenue 9 and Road 35.More >>
  • Three Businesses Destroyed By Suspicious Fire In Downtown Fresno

    Three Businesses Destroyed By Suspicious Fire In Downtown Fresno

    Firefighters were called to a large fire in Downtown Fresno Monday night. The fire destroyed a building south of Ventura, along the railroad tracks that are parallel to Santa Fe and Parallel Avenues.More >>
    Firefighters were called to a large fire in Downtown Fresno Monday night. The fire destroyed a building south of Ventura, along the railroad tracks that are parallel to Santa Fe and Parallel Avenues.More >>
  • Shorter Work Week Proposed

    Shorter Work Week Proposed

    How would you feel about only working three days a week? One of the world's richest people now says we should *all* be doing it. Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim is now recommending a shorter work week. He announced his idea at a business conference in Paraguay. But there's a catch. The three–day work week would be offset by longer work hours. Slim proposes an 11 hour work day, and a later retirement of age 70 or 75. He thinks having four days off would boost productivity and improve q...More >>
    How would you feel about only working three days a week? One of the world's richest people now says we should *all* be doing it. Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim is now recommending a shorter work week. He announced his idea at a business conference in Paraguay. But there's a catch. The three–day work week would be offset by longer work hours. Slim proposes an 11 hour work day, and a later retirement of age 70 or 75. He thinks having four days off would boost productivity and improve q...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.