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GMP crews back from helping Sandy victims

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RUTLAND, Vt. -

Almost two weeks after they headed south to help those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, Green Mountain Power crews are back home in Vermont.

The teams began in Connecticut. After about 10 days they headed to Staten Island, and then Yonkers. The crew of about 70 worked long hours for 13 days straight. They say they were surprised at the outpouring of support they received from residents in the tri-state area. In fact, when they walked into a restaurant to grab a quick bite to eat, they got applause.

"More people dropped off boxes of coffee and doughnuts and homemade brownies. You wouldn't expect it, but they were happy to see it. They weren't too happy with their electric company, but when we showed up, they were pretty happy to see us there," said Dave Williams of Green Mountain Power.

Williams says the most challenging part of the trip was dealing with New York traffic.

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