CenterPoint Energy crews head to east coast

August 26, 2011 7:01:45 AM PDT
Crews from CenterPoint Energy are on their way to the east coast to help utility companies after Hurricane Irene lands this weekend.

A convoy left from Pasadena after 7am. CenterPoint says its crew of 80 workers is expected to arrive in Washington D.C. Sunday afternoon.

They will work 12 to 16 hour shifts to clear tree limbs and debris, replace downed power poles, and restore power to residents along the east coast.