Kansas City Power and Light crews are returning to the Kansas City metropolitan area after their work on the East Coast after Hurricane Sandy.
After more than two weeks of restoration work, approximately 170 KCP&L employees are headed home. Beginning late last week, crews started making the two-day trip back to Kansas City.
"We anticipate that by early next week all of our crews will have returned to our service territory," said Duane Anstaett, KCP&L vice president of Delivery. "We are proud of all of work that our crews did to assist power restoration to millions of affected East Coast residents."
KCP&L sent four separate groups to assist with the restoration efforts in the Northeast – two to Connecticut, one to New York and another to New Jersey.
Because crews were sent to several different areas, the damage they encountered varied drastically. In Connecticut, crews primarily focused on damaged equipment caused by trees.
"The damage was similar to a severe thunderstorm that we would see around Kansas City," said Corey Miller, KCP&L East and Southeast District Manager who traveled with the crews to Connecticut.