Working 24/7 to Restore Power

DYBERRY TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Thousands of people are still without power.. after two rounds of winter weather slam our region. 
    The good news -- the outage numbers are decreasing.
    As power is being restored Eyewitness News Reporter Lauren Hensley gives us a look at the crews who are working around the clock.

 It's an early morning for utility crews.
     They've come from every corner of the country to get the lights back on as fast as possible.
"We have people from all over the place actually. We had people from Virginia, Maryland, King of Prussia, Harrisburg." Said Jeffrey Motter, Harrisburg,
    Crews understand that no power-- means no money... 
For businesses like Mr. B's Minimart  on Route 6 in Pike County.
    Locked doors-- turning customers away.
    Still, the communities in the dark have been understanding.
"People have been really good as far as getting their electric back on, they've been patient I think," added Motter.
    P-P-L has set up a staging area at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.
     Motter traveled from Harrisburg three days ago. 
    He's a bachelor, making traveling easier when disaster strikes. 
    But many contractors like Lisa Funk-- they leave behind a family.
    It's been 4 days since she's seen her daughter.
"I've been working around the clock 16-hour shifts." Said Lisa Funk,Bushkill 
 Everybody's in hotels, everyone is traveling out here, they have crews from all over coming in.  
     And in nearby Hawley, as people continue to dig out-- they say they 'teamwork' the crews have been showing hasn't gone unnoticed.
:"We are very lucky that we have assistants coming to us," said Douglas Nahogyil, of Hawley..
They appreciate what we are doing you know.  noted Motter.

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