Con Edison linemen reconnect cables after a winter storm. The utility serving New York City and Westchester County, New York, has 34,000 miles of overhead cables. Photo courtesy of Con Edison.
Being a lineman can be tough on the body and the home life, as any lineman would say. However, when it comes to storm situations, things get really tough. Sixteen-hour days, seven days per week — getting the lights back on after a major weather event means no time for family birthdays, graduations, weddings or even tucking the kids into bed at night. It means going home for just a few hours to sleep (if lucky enough to be working in the area), or it means sleeping on cots in a ...
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