NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lineworkers from five Tennessee electric cooperatives are helping restore power to winter storm victims in South Carolina.

According to the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, 41 lineworkers are either en route or readying for departure and 50 more are on standby.

Crews from Tennessee will be assisting Santee Electric Cooperative in Kingstree, about 30 miles west of Myrtle Beach.

The crews are from the Chickasaw Electric Cooperative, Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, Plateau Electric Cooperative and Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative.

Cooperative Association General Manager David Callis said the Tennessee crews are glad to help and know that the assistance will be repaid one day.

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