DP&L sends contractors to northeast areas impacted by nor’easter

DAYTON — Dayton Power and Light has sent 60 contracted linemen to assist with power restoration following a powerful nor-easter that has hammered the east coast.

Power is slowly being restored in the hardest-hit areas of the East Coast, days after a destructive nor'easter downed trees and power lines, flooded coastal towns and forced a number of school districts to cancel classes — all with another storm forecast for midweek.

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The DP&L contractors left for Philadelphia and New Jersey over the weekend.

The storm pounded the Eastern Seaboard with a combination of gusting winds, rain and snow, and coastal communities were left to deal with damaging high tide flooding as powerful waves and churning surf pounded shorelines and beachfront homes.

Even as the cleanup is underway, the forecast is for another storm to churn up the coast midweek.