2017-09-13 / Front Page

BPW crew hits road to offer aid

By LARRY HILLIARD
Ledger Staff Writer

A Gaffney Board of Public Works crew left for Seneca early Tuesday to help restore power.

However, its ultimate destination could be Florida to help the millions without power in the impacted areas of Hurricane Irma.

BPW General Manager Donnie Hardin said he received a request at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning from Seneca utility officials who needed help in restoring power as part of a mutual aid agreement.

Hardin said the BPW sent five workers and three vehicles, including a bucket truck, line truck and service truck.

Five hours later at 10:30 a.m., Hardin was part of a conference call with the South Carolina Association of Municipal Power Systems to assess the needs of the areas impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Hardin said the crew could be gone as long as two to three weeks if it is needed in Florida.

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