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Duke Power workers deployed to help restore power in New England

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In the wake of one of the largest winter storms to hit the Northeast, Duke Energy sent 700 workers to the region to help. 

The crews which were deployed are currently working in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Some of the equipment sent with workers were "digger derrick" which is used to install and remove poles and transformers, also sent were aerial bucket trucks that can elevate workers to pole tops and conductors.

Among the 700 workers sent were vegetation workers who will assist with all the debris from broken branches and downed trees.

The winter storm named Nemo dropped 2-3 ft of snow in some areas of New England and has left hundreds of thousands without power.

Duke power told WBTV News that they expect their workers to be there for part or all of this week. 

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