Posted: Nov 13, 2012 8:52 AM by Lindsey Gordon - MTN News
Crews from the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team have been working to clear roads near the New Jersey coast to allow energy crews to restore power to residents.
For the last week they've been working in Monmouth County, N.J, clearing secondary roads. With other responding crews, they've been able to clear about 600 miles of road.
They'll be heading home on Thursday, but there is still work left to do in Sandy's wake.
"Deputies have been taking assignments on western fires, so it was nice to see these folks and everybody worked together really well. There is still a lot of people who are out of their homes and so it's going to be a long process for us here, but the state will pick it up after these guys go and we'll just do what we have left to do," said Bill Edwards of the New Jersey Forest Service.
As of Saturday, 99% of the power was restored to people in the area.
Local crews will continue the effort and clean up side streets.