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Middle Tennessee Electric crews head south for hurricane relief

Three, four-man crews from Middle Tennessee Electric are on their way to Florida to join efforts to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. 

The workers and nine trucks will depart from the electric cooperative's Murfreesboro office at 6 a.m. Friday; their destination is Keystone Heights, Fla., where they'll be assisting Clay Electric Cooperative in restoration efforts. 

Middle Tennessee Electric crews returning from Florida

The 13 men (three, four-man crews and a mobile mechanic) from Middle Tennessee Electric are scheduled to return late Tuesday night after working for a week with Clay Electric Cooperative in Keystone Heights, Fl. 

Throughout the last week, the team has been assisting with power restoration efforts, clearing trees from downed lines, repairing broken poles and stringing new lines.