UPDATE

35 APS volunteers heading to storm-soaked CA to help restore power

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APS crews departed for California Sunday morning. (Source: Mike Schmidt, 3TV/CBS 5) APS crews departed for California Sunday morning. (Source: Mike Schmidt, 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

APS is sending dozens of volunteers to California this weekend after powerful storms hit the area.

Crews will help restore power to those affected by the weather.

The contingent of about 35 APS employees departed Phoenix Sunday morning. The APS workers will assist northern California electricity company PG&E to restore power to thousands of customers following one of the Golden State’s most powerful storms in decades.

The PG&E request for assistance was received by APS Saturday afternoon.

The APS group headed to California includes eight, four-man line crews, several planners, a mechanic and a safety officer. To assist in their work, the APS crews will be taking 30-plus support vehicles.

The caravan of APS vehicles is anticipated to arrive in the Sacramento area Tuesday morning, and crews are expected to support restoration efforts until at least next weekend.

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