Linemen Return from California
(December 24, 2018) Afton, WY – Four Lower Valley Energy linemen return from the wildfire disasters in California centered around the Paradise fire. The 4 linemen come from the Afton and Jackson districts and drove down with equipment to help in the rebuilding of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) system in California.
“The devastation was just sad. Thinking about the lives lost, the homes lost. Just a sad deal,” said foreman Clint Baird. The Lower Valley Energy linemen worked 7 days a week, 16 hours a day, the entire 17 days they were there.
The Lower Valley Energy linemen were a part of 2,800-man disaster crew at set an astonishing 3,765 poles. The Lower Valley Energy linemen were replaced by crews from Florida.
A similar regional mutual assistance agreement enabled Lower Valley Energy to receive so much help, so quickly, when the Teton Village transmission line blew down in February, 2017.