DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of electrical workers are enduring cold temperatures and icy conditions in order to restore power to homes and businesses from Michigan to Maine.
Last weekend's ice storm left well over a half-million total in the U.S. and Canada in the dark.
Many linemen have worked double shifts daily and missed Christmas with their families to lower that number considerably.
It's dangerous work. Some of the utility workers shimmy up ice-slicked utility poles with the help of spiked boots and a belt.
And others spoke of hearing heavily iced tree branches creaking and hoping those wouldn't fall on them.