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Jackson, MS 02/01/09

Local power crews helping recover from ice storm

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Hundreds of Mississippi power crews are helping restore electricity after recent ice storms.

According to the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, 218 workers from the state are assisting the restoration in Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri.

Some crews have been in the storm stricken areas for five days.

More than 250 emergency crew members will be working out of state when additional crews leave Monday morning.

It's the largest group of workers ever to assist a storm related incident outside Mississippi.

At least 42 people are dead in nine states. Many of them killed while trying to warm their homes.

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