MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - More than 30 MLGW workers are home with their families after they helped restore power on the east coast. They arrived back in Memphis Friday.
The MLGW crews spent eight days on Long Island, New York repairing lines and replacing poles and transformers knocked down by Superstorm Sandy.
They worked 16 hour shifts as part of a team of thousands of utility workers from around the nation.
Our hometown utility workers say they were happy to lend a hand, and people on the east coast were grateful for what they did.
"It was great," said MLGW Lineman Ben Bennett. "All I did was eat - eat and worked. Every time we turned around someone was bringing food; they were very great people."
Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to nearly a million customers on Long Island.