The Journal Gazette
Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:44 pm

Verbatim: I&M deploys crews to Virginia

Indiana Michigan Power issued the following today –

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Jan. 15, 2022 – Today Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) crews are answering the call for help.

More than 200 I&M employees and contractors are on the way to assist fellow American Electric Power and sister company, Appalachian Power Company in the event a significant winter storm produces service disruptions.

Employees and contractors from across I&M’s service territory, including Fort Wayne, Muncie/Marion, South Bend/Elkhart and Southwest Michigan, are answering the call for mutual assistance.

I&M personnel will be staging in Virginia and West Virginia ahead of the winter weather expected Sunday. Residents there could see several inches of snow, sleet and ice and experience strong wind gusts.

I&M line workers and damage assessors will aid in restoration work once the storm has passed and it’s safe.

I&M wants to ensure customers that even though crews are deployed to assist with possible restoration efforts, the company is ready and prepared to respond if outages occur here in Indiana and Michigan.

I&M employees have a long-history of working safely to restore communities in the wake of natural disasters. In fact, the company has mutual assistance agreements with utilities across the nation and is always available to help weather permitting at home.

Customers can follow I&M’s role in restoration efforts on our social media pages, including Facebook and Twitter, and on our website

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