SDGE workers deployed to storm-struck N.J.

40 employees will assist in post-Sandy recovery

SAN DIEGO - Around 40 San Diego Gas & Electric employees are scheduled to deploy to storm-stricken New Jersey Thursday, according to the utility.

The linesmen and other workers are scheduled to catch a military flight from March Air Force Base, near Riverside, to Fort Dix, N.J.

They had been scheduled to depart Friday. Their equipment left Lakeside on Tuesday aboard flatbed trucks.

Sandy killed more than 60 people after it roared ashore Monday night, causing widespread damage, disrupting transportation systems and leaving more than 8 million customers without power.

The employees include six five-person line crews, two mechanics and another 10 various supervisors and coordinators from the utility's construction and operation centers throughout San Diego and southern Orange counties.

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